Officials say charges could be upgraded against a man they say fatally beat his 29-year-old pregnant girlfriend in her Greenspoint-area apartment.
Prosecutor Wendy Baker says Christina Foster was killed after she answered a late night knock at the door. Baker says it was Foster’s ex-boyfriend Qualen Bell at the door.
Once inside Bell allegedly attacked Foster and her current boyfriend, Baker said. When the current boyfriend left the apartment to get help, Bell allegedly severely beat his ex-girlfriend.
Foster was rushed to Bentaub Hospital and died 12 hours later.
Her family members say Foster was 7 weeks pregnant. They’re angry because Bell is only charged with assault.
The prosecutor says he was charged before Foster died. Baker says she’s in the process of presenting murder charges to the grand jury–possibly even capital murder charges if autopsy results confirm Foster was pregnant.