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Man charged with murder in death of pregnant woman

Ohio - A pregnant mother and a 16-year-old are dead after a shooting in Dayton. Investigators said #PreciousTaste and the teen were killed by #NicoleCunigan Jr., Taste’s ex-boyfriend, and father of at least two of her children. Taste was four months pregnant at the time of her murder.

Family and friends gathered at Taste’s house Thursday to remember and honor her. They spoke about Taste’s kindness as they hugged and released purple balloons in her memory. “Precious was a very loving, kind, sweet person. If you met Precious you didn’t feel nothing but love,” #LatriciaMurray, aunt to Taste’s children said.

Nicole “Nico” Cunigan, 32, of Dayton was charged with four counts each of murder and felonious assault and one count each of involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, having weapons while under disability and improper discharge of a firearm, according to Dayton Municipal Court records.

Investigators said Cunigan was the boyfriend of Taste, 32, and also the father of her twin children and likely the father of her unborn child. Police alleged Cunigan and Taste got into an argument. Investigators said Cunigan left but came back later, entering the house through a window, and shot both Taste and #DeanteJohnson, 16.

This double homicide has left the Dayton community in a state of shock and mourning. As the legal proceedings unfold, the focus is on seeking justice for the victims and providing support for their grieving families.

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims during this difficult time. Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Dayton Police Department.

Writer: @leahgordone 📷: Facebook — Follow more at #BlackGirlNews @itsblackgirlnews 


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