Augusta teen gets 2 life sentences in murders of girl, 16, and baby

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Teen sentenced in shooting deaths of 16-year-old, baby

A teenager was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus five years Wednesday after his conviction for the murder of 16-year-old Tykiah Palmer and her baby, who was 7 months’ developed when she was delivered by emergency cesarean section after Palmer was shot.

Loviet Nushawn Edwards, 17, was tried as an adult beginning Monday on a charge of malice murder for the death of Palmer and her baby, who died about an hour after birth at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Investigators said Edwards, who was 15 at the time, and Palmer were arguing on the street in the 2100 block of Ramblewood Drive on Feb. 17, 2010, when Ed­wards pulled out a gun and started shooting. Palmer was hit in the chest and died an hour later.

– Kyle Martin, staff writer

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