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A man has been charged for allegedly gunning down a pregnant woman in front of her two kids while shopping inside of an Alabama supermarket.
The charges come a little over a week after 28-year-old mother Lavon McCreary was slain at Pic-N-Save, based in Evergreen, Alabama.
Michael Mitchell, 39, faces three counts of capital murder for allegedly firing a pistol and killing McCreary on Dec. 2, directly in front of her 4-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, according to the affidavits and warrants obtained by Oxygen.com.
Mitchell is accused of not only murdering McCreary, but also murdering "the unborn child of Lavon McCreary, by shooting the mother,” according to the documents.
Relatives of the late beloved mother said that Mitchell is the father of the two children who allegedly watched their mother's death. They also say that at the time of her murder McCreary was pregnant and weeks away from her due date.
“She was really scared of him,” MccReary’s aunt, Josephine Wyatkins, told WEAR-TV of her niece’s concerns about Mitchell.
He’s being held in the local jail without bond, Conecuh County Sheriff officials confirmed.
“He's in custody right now and there are the three charges,” Conecuh County District Attorney Steve Wadlington told Oxygen.com. “I can't say anything much more on it as it's still ongoing.”
Meanwhile, the memory of the late selfless mother is being cherished by her family.
“Every time you see her, she’s smiling beautiful soul inside and out,” McCreary’s cousin Lacedric Goldman told the television station, adding that he rarely saw her without a smile on her face. “She’d go home to take care of her kids, she didn’t bother nobody.”
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