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Pregnant Jackson Teen Murdered

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     Jackson police are still investigating the shooting death of a pregnant teenager. The suspect is said to be the victim's boyfriend.

     Following an initial court appearance Monday morning, 20 year-old Octavaious Morrison was denied bond.

     He's charged with capital murder in the death of Octavia Love.    

     The 17 year-old Wingfield high school student was seven months pregnant.  

     The coroner tells us Love, known to her family as Shunta, died from a single gunshot wound to the back of her head.

     Authorities say her unborn child also died.

     Love's family doesn't buy Morrison initially told police. That she was handling a shotgun when the loaded weapon went off, striking her once in the back of her head. 

     "She was murdered because it's no way she shot herself in the head and how could you shoot yourself in the back of the head," said Love's uncle, Timothy Love.

     He suspects someone else may have tried to help Morrison cover up the killing.

     Jackson detectives returned to the crime scene Monday, along with a crime scene unit crew, which went back inside the house where police say love's body was found to collect evidence.

     A police spokesman tells us they not looking for any other suspects in the case.   

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