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Teen, baby killed; 15-year-old charged

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An argument Wednesday night ended with a shooting that killed a pregnant 16-year-old girl and her baby, and Richmond County sheriff's investigators charged a 15-year-old boy with two counts of murder.


Tykiah Palmer, of the 2100 block of Trotters Way, was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday after being shot once in the chest about 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of Ramblewood Drive, said Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

Palmer, who was six to seven months pregnant, was taken to Medical College of Georgia and died in the operating room, Bowen said.

Doctors performed an emergency caesarian and the baby lived for a short time, but was pronounced dead at 7:47 p.m.

The bodies of both Palmer and her baby will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta for an autopsy today, Bowen said.

Later Wednesday, 15-year-old Loviet Nushawn Edwards, who had been sought in connection with the fatal shooting, turned himself in at the Law Enforcement Center and was charged with two counts of murder and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, said sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles.

Peebles said Edwards and the victim were arguing in front of Edwards' home, and several shots were fired. He said there is no indication that the victim and Edwards were ever involved in a romantic relationship or that the shooting was gang-related.

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Angelofmcy 02/18/10 - 01:52 am
It's funny that when there is

It's funny that when there is a death related to some over the counter medicine, it's pulled from the stores. Or if a piece of baby equipment or a toy causes a death, or an injury, it's pulled from the stores. When a crime is committed with a hand gun no one ever dreams of making hand guns illegal, do they? Let's face it...we are a violent society, and as long as guns have the political right wing and the NRA on their side, we'll remain one. They're so quick to cry about American's right to own a firearm, now that everyone has one, how can they stand there acting shocked at how often they are used for violent crimes? What do you think most guns would be used for...shooting Elk from a helicopter? A violent society breeds violence. We've taught our children well, unfortunately.

ColCo 02/18/10 - 07:18 am
Angelofmcy, since you

Angelofmcy, since you apparently have failed to consider the concept of personal responsibility, I guess you would also think spoons made Rosie O'Donell fat.

lifelongresidient 02/18/10 - 10:11 am
dear momma of the

dear momma of the seems your child didn't learn the difference between right/wrong from you or anything in school here's a four things to teach him to do...1) stand up straight, 2) cluch a bible, 3) pull his pants up, 4) tell the judge "i just want to finish high school and go to college"

Monix War
Monix War 02/19/10 - 12:23 pm
**Note to all readers, any

**Note to all readers, any typos in this message are caused by my keyboard, not my lack of typing skills. **
It is a shame 3 lives have ended. Blaming guns for the violence is ridiculous. Blame the failure on these children's parents. Blame it on a society that glorifies gangters and thugs. Blame it on the parents that buy their daughters revealing clothing. Blame it on a community of indifference. No one cares until it inconveniences them.... Pepper Ridge did not get this way over night. These children did not come into this world with loose morals and a death wish. These are children. Lost and alone in the world. There are so many more out there. If you want to do something ... The Boys and Girls Club of Augusta is in desperate need of volunteers. Put you money where your mouth is and get out here and help.

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