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CrimePregnant Woman Slain Three Months After Testifying Against Cousin’s Convicted Killer

17:05  10 september  2019
17:05  10 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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She was three months pregnant , Fields said. Fields said her family became concerned about her safety after she testified in June against Deonte Davis, who was charged in the 2016 slaying of Kelly’ s cousin , Christopher Fields, 17.

After testifying at the trial three years later, she suffered the same fate. Treja Kelley witnessed her cousin die in a drive-by shooting. After testifying at the trial, she The family is unsure if Kelley's shooting was connected to her cooperating with law enforcement against her cousin ' s killer , Fields

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three months after she testified against the man ultimately convicted of killing her cousin, 18-year-old Treja Kelly was gunned down while walking home around the corner from where her cousin was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Police said Kelly, who was pregnant, was walking near 52nd and Peoria around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, when a man walked up from an alley, and the two of them got into an argument.

The man then pulled out a gun, and shot her several times in the head and chest.

Kelly was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

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This past June, Kelley, then 18, testified at the trial of her cousin ’ s accused killer , helping Cook County prosecutors secure a conviction . The family is unsure if Kelley’s shooting was connected to her cooperating with law enforcement against her cousin ’ s killer , Fields said.

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Police said they have not yet determined a motive for the shooting, but the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office confirmed Kelly testified at the trial of 30-year-old Deonte Davis, who was accused of killing her 17-year-old cousin, Christopher Fields, in 2016. The trial ended in Davis’ conviction.

Pregnant Woman Slain Three Months After Testifying Against Cousin’s Convicted Killer© Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio Inc Authorities have said Davis shot Fields, an Urban Prep Academy student, near 52nd and Sangamon on June 11, 2016. Police and prosecutors said Fields had met his cousin that day and offered to walk her home, and shielded her from gunfire during the shooting.

With Kelly’s slaying, her grandmother has now lost three grandchildren to gun violence.

“My grandchildren are very dear to me, and I’m losing them,” Judy Fields said.

Despite the pain of knowing she will never see her granddaugher again, Fields said she’s trying to stay strong for Kelly’s mother and two siblings.

“You just have to pray about it and ask God to give you strength.”

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