Man on trial in 2013 shooting death of pregnant girlfriend

4 years 9 months 2 days ago Wednesday, July 08 2015 Jul 8, 2015 Wednesday, July 08, 2015 8:13:58 AM CDT July 08, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) - A St. Louis County trial was underway for a man accused in the 2013 shooting deaths of his estranged girlfriend and her fetus.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 42-year-old Terrance Duff of University City went on trial Tuesday on two counts of first-degree murder, as well as burglary and armed criminal action.

Authorities alleged 32-year-old Antoinetta Davis was 22 to 23 weeks pregnant with Duff's child when she was killed in her Jennings home.

A prosecutor told jurors Tuesday that Duff shot Davis 11 times while six children ranging in age from 2 to 13 were in the home.

Duff's public defender said the shooting happened during an argument, and that Duff's actions were spurred by emotion and passion, invalidating the first-degree murder charge.

 

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