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‘I Had No Choice,’ Sobbing Pregnant Mom Claims Self-Defense In Boyfriend's Murder At Mall
"I didn't want to kill him. I had to, though. I had no choice,” Emily Rose Orbe said after allegedly chasing down her boyfriend and shooting him from her SUV.
A pregnant mother of four accused of chasing down and killing her boyfriend outside a mall in Houston, Texas says she did it in self-defense.
The incident began inside the Willowbrook Mall. Emily Rose Orbe, 32, and her 36-year-old boyfriend Davin Walton were arguing and the altercation spilled out into the mall’s parking lot, according to KTRK in Houston.
At some point, the victim hopped on his motorcycle and Orbe got into her SUV to allegedly chase him down. Bystanders later said she was screaming for help, asking people to call 911.
Witnesses say Orbe hit Walton's motorcycle, visibly injuring him. Then, Orbe allegedly shot him from her SUV in the head and torso, according to to the Houston Chronicle. He died at the scene.
Orbe allegedly told a bystander she "didn't want to do this. I didn't want to kill him. I had to, though. I had no choice,” according to an affidavit cited by KTRK.
She claimed Walton was trying to rob her.
"I was at school, he ripped my clothes, he broke my mirror, he took my phone. He took my wallet. He has my gun. It's in my name," Orbe allegedly said, according to the report.
Another witness claimed Orbe said Walton punched her vehicle’s window and was robbing her, according to the Houston Chronicle.
A prosecutor, however, said Walton didn’t have any of the property that Orbe claimed he stole.
The public defender representing Orbe said Walton had a “predisposition for violence,” and had been charged with assaulting Orbe around two weeks ago, according to the Chronicle. He also previously served 10 to 12 years in jail for a violent crime, according to KTRK.
Orbe was charged with murder on Wednesday morning and her bail set at $100,000. In addition to being five weeks pregnant, Orbe is the mother to four children who range in age from one to 11, according to KTRK.
[Photo: Houston Police Department]