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Man arrested after woman, 26, pregnant with twins is found dead from a gunshot to the head after ‘carjacking’


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MAN arrested after a woman who was pregnant with twins is found dead from a gunshot to the head after a “carjacking.”

Maurice Kelso Smith, 28, faces charges of capital murder of multiple persons police told NBC on Wednesday, following the death of Darionne Cherelle Burley, 26.

Maurice Kelso Smith faces charges of capital murder
Mansfield Police

Officers told the outlet that they responded to a report of a carjacking where a woman said a man had taken her vehicle at gunpoint shortly before 1pm on Monday.

The woman said that the carjacker came from a car in a nearby parking lot before stealing her vehicles.

The outlet reported that Smith’s arrest warrant-affidavit said that when officers went to check the car, they found Burley covered in blood in the passenger seat with a gunshot wound to her head.

A wallet was found inside of the vehicle with a recent sonogram of Burley’s twin babies, the document also reportedly read.

The Star Telegram reported that the scan was taken in mid-June and labeled the children as “Twin A” and “Twin B.”


Darionne Cherelle Burley was pregnant with twins[/caption]


Burley posted a photo of a sonogram on Facebook[/caption]

The outlet also claimed that Smith’s mother told the police that her son and Burley had been in an “intermittent relationship since high school.”

The Telegram reported that Smith told police he had breakfast on Monday with Burley and that, as they left the restaurant, she told him the air was low in the tire on his car.

He reportedly said that he went to put air in the tire, but did not want to pay for it so left.

The outlet said that in an argument between the two of them, Burley made him feel “like less of a man and called him a junkie.”

Smith then allegedly said that he drove home and Burley took the car to run errands.

He later said that after the argument he “steered to the shoulder of a road, got out, jumped the fence to his apartment building, went inside and smoked K2,” the outlet reported.

NBC claimed that investigators found the stolen car parked outside Smith’s apartment where he was later arrested.

Smith is in custody and also faces charges of aggravated robbery and violating parole.


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