Man Brutally Shot A Pregnant Teen After She Testified In Killing Of Her Cousin

Apr 5, 2020 4:55 PM ET

Kavarian Rogers, 21

An Illinois man who’s blamed for lethally shooting a pregnant youngster a year ago after she affirmed in a homicide preliminary was requested on Thursday to be held without bail.

Cook County examiners said-

Kavarian Rogers, 21, purportedly shot Treja Kelley, 18, in September as she strolled home from work. They guaranteed Rogers disclosed to Kelley that he was requested to execute her to guarantee her quiet, as indicated by the Chicago Sun-Times.

In June, Kelley affirmed against Deonte Davis, who was accused of lethally shooting her cousin, Christopher Fields, 17, in 2016. He was indicted for Fields’ homicide soon thereafter and is right now anticipating condemning.

Examiners asserted that Rogers boasted that he got $5,000 for nailing a young lady who affirmed against someone. They said that after the killing, he presented recordings via web-based networking media demonstrating his new shoes and fanning himself with $100 greenbacks, as indicated by the Chicago Tribune.

Right-hand State’s Attorney James Murphy said-

Recorded prison calls discovered Davis discussing a female observer identified with his homicide preliminary and requesting that how to prevent her from affirming once more.

On Thursday, Davis’ legal counselor, Jennifer Blagg, affirmed to the Sun-Times that Davis realized she was trying to get him another preliminary — and that Kelley’s recognizable proof of him as the shooter would be a point of convergence of the movement. The safeguard lawyer asserted she accentuated to Davis that Kelley’s temperamental declaration made it almost certain he would get another preliminary, the Tribune revealed.

The killer had got $5,000

Examiners referenced that Davis and Rogers were in a similar pack. Rogers purportedly told police that he got $5,000 for slaughtering somebody who affirmed in court. He conceded that he knew about Kelly and the abundance put on her head, the Tribune detailed.

Prior to Thursday’s hearing, Rogers was free on bail for an endeavored burglary allegation. He’s accused of first-degree murder in Kelley’s passing. Davis hasn’t been accused in the association with the supposed homicide for-procure plot.

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