Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Breaking News: Pregnant Teen Murdered; 15 Year Old Charged
UPDATE: 15 year old Loviet Nushawn Edwards surrendered tonight at the Law Enforcement Center, where he was charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of 16-year-old Tykiah Palmer and her unborn baby. He was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
A press release from Lt. Scott Peebles explains what happened:
This evening at about 6 p.m., the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting call at 2156 Ramblewood Drive. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 16 year old female had been shot . The victim was taken to MCG where she later died. The victim was approximately 7 months pregnant. An emergency caesarian was performed, but the child died a short while after the procedure.
While the investigation is still in the initial stages, the following has been learned: Edwards and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation in the roadway near the front of Edwards’ residence. At some point during the altercation, Edwards produced a handgun and shot at the victim multiple times, striking her at least once in the torso. There is no indication that the victim and Edwards have ever been involved in a romantic relationship. There is also no indication at this time that the incident is gang related.
Edwards will be charged as an adult.