31-year-old Justin Herron allegedly confessed to killing his 8-months-pregnant girlfriend, Patra Perkins, just days before her 19th birthday.
According to investigators, Patra’s body was found riddled with bullets on August 4 in a hotel room. Her unborn child did not survive the shooting.
Herron was apprehended in New Mexico on Saturday, and officers from the Houston Police Department flew out to Albuquerque to extradite him.
A police source spoke to ABC13 and said Herron told investigators he felt betrayed, accusing Patra of texting another man he felt threatened by.
Herron has not entered a plea to the capital murder charge he faces. It was unclear Monday if he had an attorney who could address the allegations on his behalf.
Patra was allegedly shot in the shoulder, leg, and face, according to ABC13.
A GoFundMe campaign has been established to cover the costs of funerals for Patra and her unborn child, which she planned to name Jai’Ary.
The page referred to the murder as “a shock, sudden and heartbreaking,” and added Patra “was so happy and very much looking forward to becoming a first-time mom.”
Send that man to jail for LIFE.