A Virginia man is accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend in July, allegedly killing her and her unborn baby a few hours after she refused to go through with an abortion at a Planned Parenthood.
People Magazine reports Emmanuel Dewayne Coble, 27, of Hampton, Virginia, recently was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Raquiah Paulette King, 20, also of Hampton. The Hanover Sheriff’s Office said King’s remains were discovered July 21 near the intersection of Winns Church and Greenwood roads.
King was three-months pregnant with her unborn baby, and authorities said they plan to file charges for the unborn baby’s death, too.
Coble, a U.S. Navy lieutenant, told police that he felt “frustrated” because King changed her mind about the abortion, WRIC News reports.
“Coble admitted that he had taken King to Planned Parenthood in Virginia Beach on July 20, 2022 in order for her to get an abortion,” the investigators wrote in an affidavit. “Coble said that King had told him that the child was his. He said that he paid for the abortion, but he guessed that she’d changed her mind and had kept the child. He said that this ‘frustrated’ him.”
According to investigators, King’s mother, Rachel Pender, said her daughter and Coble were having relationship problems and he “did not want to be a father,” according to the report.
“Rachel Pender reported that Raquiah King had made statements to her that if something was to happen to her, Emmanuel Coble was responsible,” the affidavit states.
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Less than 24 hours after King refused to abort her unborn baby, both mother and child were dead, according to authorities. Allegedly, Coble shot her and then dumped her body along the roadside in the early morning hours of July 21, authorities said based on GPS data from his and King’s cell phones.
Here’s more from NBC Washington 4:
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. …
Human blood was detected in the trunk of his car, investigators wrote.
Coble is in jail awaiting a hearing on Dec. 6, according to the report.
Virginia law recognizes unborn babies as second victims of violent crimes. Under its 2004 law, “any person who unlawfully, willfully, deliberately, maliciously and with premeditation kills the fetus of another” may be imprisoned from 20 years to life; and any person who does so without premeditation may be imprisoned for not less than five nor more than 40 years.
Many women face pressure to abort their unborn babies, sometimes from employers and others from partners or parents. Frequently, this coercion is coupled with abuse. Homicide is one of the top causes of death among pregnant women, according to a 2021 study in the journal “Obstetrics & Gynecology.”
A 2014 study, “Associations Between Intimate Partner Violence and Termination of Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” published in the journal “PLOS Medicine,” found that intimate partner violence, including history of rape, sexual assault, contraception sabotage and coerced decision-making, was associated with abortion.
Another study by the Elliot Institute found a high rate of coerced and forced abortions among post-abortive women, as high as 64 percent.
LifeNews has been keeping track of reports of forced and coerced abortions as well as abuse when women refuse to abort their unborn babies.
Michigan – Detroit Man Accused of Making Threats, Demanding Pregnant Partner Have an Abortion (Click on Detroit News 4)
Illinois – Man Accused of Killing Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend and Her Unborn Baby Faces 2 Murder Charges
England – Woman Faked Being Pregnant, Bought Abortion Pills to Trick Lover’s Pregnant Girlfriend into Aborting Unborn Baby
England – Man Accused of Lacing His Lover’s Drink With Abortion Pill to Kill Their Baby and Hide His Affair
Georgia – When His Girlfriend Told Him It Was Too Late for an Abortion, He Punched Her in the Stomach to Kill Her Baby
Scotland – When She Refused Abortion, Her Boyfriend Threatened to Kill Their Unborn Baby With a Coat Hanger
India – Doctors, Family Members Forced Woman to Have Abortion, Killed Her 5-Month-Old Unborn Baby
Washington, D.C. – Washington D.C. Assistant Police Chief Was Told to Kill Her Baby in an Abortion or be Fired
Kentucky – Man Charged with Murdering His Pregnant Wife and Injuring Her Unborn Baby
England – Nurse Fired, Jailed for Helping Man Force Girlfriend to Abort Unborn Baby with Abortion Pills
Ohio – Doctor Pleads Guilty after Attempting to Murder Unborn Son after Wife Refused an Abortion (Canton Repository)
New York – Woman Says R. Kelly Forced Her to Get an Abortion Against Her Will
Brazil – Pregnant Woman Set on Fire, Killed After She Refused Boyfriend’s Demand to Get Abortion
Michigan – Man Convicted of Assaulting His Pregnant Girlfriend, Trying to Abort Her Baby
India – 15-Year-Old Girl Brutally Raped and Then Forced to Have Abortion
Canada – Man accused of killing toddler tried to force abortion on mother, court records show (CBC)
Minnesota – Man Charged for Allegedly Kicking Pregnant Woman in Stomach after She Refused an Abortion (Star Tribune)
Michigan – Man Charged With Raping Teen, Choking Her Until She Blacked Out Because She Refused Abortion
India – Parents Force Their Daughter to Have an Abortion Because Her Husband Was From the Wrong Caste
India – Abortion Pills Kill Woman 5 Months Pregnant After Partner Forced Her to Take Them
Brazil – Man Kills His Girlfriend’s Unborn Baby By Putting Abortion Pills in Her Vagina During Sex
Pakistan – 14-Year-Old Girl Dies After Rapist Allegedly Forced Her to Have Abortion
Tennessee – Man Kills His Pregnant Girlfriend and Her Baby After She Refuses to Have Abortion
England – Man Threatens to Slit His Baby’s Throat if His Ex-Girlfriend Didn’t Have Abortion
England – Husband Orders His Wife to Kill Their Unborn Baby in an Abortion
India – Police: Former Officer Rapes Teen Girl, Then Forces Her to Kill Her Baby in an Abortion
Florida – Jeffrey Epstein Rape Victim Says She Was Pressured to Have Abortion
California – U.S. Swim Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse, Pressuring Girl into Abortion
Pennsylvania – Man Allegedly Used Abortion Pills to Hide Sexual Abuse of Daughter and Stepdaughter When They Got Pregnant
India – Woman’s Parents Allegedly Strangle Her to Death After She Refuses to Kill Her Baby in an Abortion
Philippines – Police Officer Charged with Raping Intern, Forcing Her to Abort Her Unborn Child
Uganda – Man Stabs 18 Year-Old Girlfriend to Death After She Refuses to Have Abortion
India – Teacher Rapes 13-Year-Old Student, Then Forces Her to Have Abortion
England – Pastor Raped Multiple Women and Children From His Congregation, Forced Them to Have Abortions
Wales – Man Accused of Brutally Strangling His Pregnant Girlfriend, Demanding She Get an Abortion
Texas – Man Jailed for Life After Killing His Pregnant Girlfriend Because She Wouldn’t Abort Their Baby
California – Man Reportedly Forced His Girlfriend at Gunpoint at Take Drugs to Kill Her Baby in Abortion
Wisconsin – Man Allegedly Slipped Abortion Drugs into Pregnant Girlfriend’s Drink
England – Man Allegedly Tries to Force Girlfriend to Abort Their Disabled Baby: “It Would be Cruel to Have a Baby Like That”
Indiana – Teen Kills Pregnant Girlfriend After She Waited Too Long to Get Abortion: “I Took Action, I Took Her Life”
Tennessee – Man Kills Girlfriend and 4-Month Old Baby, She Refused to Abort So He Could Escape Child Support
New York – Attacker Kills Woman 5 Months Pregnant, New York’s New Abortion Law Says Her Baby Isn’t a Human Being
Utah – Man Reportedly Killed His Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend Because She Refused to Have Abortion
Virginia – Doctor Convicted of Spiking Pregnant Girlfriend’s Drink with Abortion Drugs
Hawaii – Man Stabs His Girlfriend More Than Two Dozen Times Because She Refused an Abortion
California – Man Hired Hitman to Kill His Girlfriend and Unborn Son Because She Refused Abortion
Florida – Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Tricking Pregnant Girlfriend into Taking Abortion Drugs
Norway – Man Convicted of Killing Unborn Baby after Slipping Abortion Drugs into Girlfriend’s Drink
Indiana – Man Charged with Attempted Feticide for Allegedly Spiking Girlfriend’s Drink with Abortion Herbs
New York – Man Convicted of Attempted Murder after Secretly Giving Girlfriend Abortion Drugs
Pennsylvania – Abortion Doc Allegedly Tried to Force His Girlfriend to Abort Their Baby, Then Beat Her When She Refused
Colorado – Man Uses a Skewer to Force His Girlfriend to Abort After She Refuses Demand to Have an Abortion
Indiana – Man Tries to Force Pregnant Girlfriend to Have Abortion By Poisoning Her Drink
England – Man Jailed for Tying Up His Girlfriend, Forcing Abortion Drugs Into Her Vagina
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