Pregnant woman dies; boyfriend faces murder charges

Jun. 6, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WXTX) - Police have arrested the man they say shot a pregnant woman Friday morning. They say 22 year-old Javon Thompson shot his girlfriend, 22 year-old Sarahonica Thrasher, in the head.

The incident happened around 5:00 a.m. when Thrasher went to Thompson's home on the 1400 block of 23rd Street.

Authorities say Thrasher was seven months pregnant. She died around 3:00 p.m. Friday, after doctor's removed her baby from the womb. We're told the baby, although premature, is doing fine.

Her boyfriend, Thompson, is expected to appear in Recorder's Court Saturday at 8:00 a.m. The shooting is believed to be the result of a domestic dispute.