A day before his pregnant girlfriend was fatally shot in July, a Naval officer took her to a Virginia abortion clinic, where she refused the procedure, investigators said in an affidavit.
Raquiah King, 20, was found dead near an intersection in Hanover County and about a month later, investigators arrested Emmanuel Coble, 27, and charged him with murder, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
The affidavit states that King’s mother, Rachel Pender, told investigators that her daughter sent a sonogram image on July 20 that showed a 12-week-old fetus and that King was having trouble with Coble, “who did not want to be a father."
When Hampton police initially asked Coble about King, Coble said she rented from him, but moved out, the affidavit states. In a later interview, Coble said he took her to get an abortion and was frustrated that she changed her mind, but he took her home.
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Human blood was detected in the trunk of his car, investigators wrote.
Coble is being held pending a Dec. 6 hearing. Authorities said they plan to seek additional charges against Coble in the death of King’s fetus.
A message left by The Associated Press for the attorney listed in court records for Coble wasn’t immediately returned.