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    PA - Tovoyia Owens, 21, pregnant, killed in altercation, Philadelphia, 7 Feb 2011

    A 21 year old woman was at traffic court to retrieve her impounded car. At some point she stepped outside and she encountered her ex boyfriend and a fight ensued.

    Reports are at least four men beat on the woman who was pronounced dead at the hospital. One man has been arrested.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=7944362

    The ususal everybody saw something going on but couldn't help.

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    wtf??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    The ususal everybody saw something going on but couldn't help.
    It probably happened fast. First lots of yelling and carrying on and then after she was hit once and went down the others likely packed on her and started stomping on her in a frenzy.

    I can't blame the bystanders much. Even though PA is a right to carry state this was outside of traffic court which meant most decent citizens would not be armed. It would be over in a minute or two before help could be summoned. To get involved in that mess would be certain injury or death to whomever tried.

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    Tovoyia Owens is the 21 year old woman murdered outside Philadelphia's traffic court. It is unclear how far along she was in her pregnancy, but is the mother of a 3 year old.

    One man is under arrest. Police are searching for another.





    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...fic_Court.html

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    makes me hate to think about how their relationship was behind closed doors! dang... those poor kids - that poor woman. how and why did they all wind up together at traffic court? i read the first report yesterday... is there any more of the "backstory" in the new article? tia

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    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...fic_Court.html

    Homicide investigators, however, said last night that it did not appear that the victim had been romantically involved with either of the assailants

    huh, maybe she wasnt an intended victim? maybe her boyfriend was the actual target?

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    OMG! What a horrific way to die! What is wrong with people?????

    RIP Tovoyia and the tiny little life growing inside you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nervous_nellie View Post
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...fic_Court.html

    Homicide investigators, however, said last night that it did not appear that the victim had been romantically involved with either of the assailants

    huh, maybe she wasnt an intended victim? maybe her boyfriend was the actual target?
    More... so tragic. It sounds like it was a hit on her, not him...

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    A pregnant woman died yesterday afternoon after she and her boyfriend were attacked in front of the Philadelphia Traffic Court building.

    Tovoyia Owens, 21, had left the court with her boyfriend shortly before 2 p.m. and almost immediately got into a "physical altercation" with two men, said Homicide Capt. James Clark.

    Owens was knocked unconscious during the fracas and died at Hahnemann University Hospital at 3:10 p.m. Clark said a medical examiner would have to determine the exact cause of death.

    It was unclear how far along Owens was in her pregnancy. Relatives told police that she was also the mother of a 3-year-old girl, investigators said.

    Owens' boyfriend was pummeled during the attack but did not suffer serious injuries, police said.
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    I wonder about the dad of the 3 yr old. Was it the boyfriend? Or an ex? So sad

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    omg! what a horrible story. RIP.


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    Filly, I live right across the bridge in Jersey. I can't even watch the news anymore, it's gotten completely out of control. Are any parts of Philadelphia safe these days? And now, the HS basketball player that got shot last night? http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=7945530

    Something has GOT to be done. It's down right scary anymore. Filly, stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelergirl View Post
    Filly, I live right across the bridge in Jersey. I can't even watch the news anymore, it's gotten completely out of control. Are any parts of Philadelphia safe these days? And now, the HS basketball player that got shot last night? http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=7945530

    Something has GOT to be done. It's down right scary anymore. Filly, stay safe.
    Thanks Steelergirl. Admittedly it's been scary for awhile. What are they going to do? Cops are getting shot so they sure as heck are going to do whatever they want. Some crazy chase by the Ben Franklin I think yesterday.

    Oddly I thought Camden was just going to go haywire once they laid off the cops and fire fighters. Nope we have it going on here.

    This poor girl. Tovoyia was mourned at Cheyney University where she was a fresheman.

    http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2...6453370199.txt

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    Quote Originally Posted by nervous_nellie View Post
    wtf??
    Interestingly that was the front page of our Philadelphia Daily News the other day. Big letters. Got some press.




    http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Ph...hia+Daily+News


    We class it up.

    O/T but I thought I'd post.

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    3rd Degree Murder Trial For Man In Pregnant Woman's Death




    http://articles.philly.com/2011-04-2...pregnant-woman



    Walter Williams the man who allegedly beat Tovoia Owens to death was ordered to stand trial.

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    From August 2012:

    http://articles.philly.com/2012-08-0...ns-prison-term

    Bad blood, fisticuffs and a thrown punch that missed its target but hit and killed a pregnant woman last year outside Philadelphia Traffic Court today resulted in a 2- to 4-year prison term for a West Philadelphia man...

    Williams, 28, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in May by Minehart after a nonjury trial.



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