17-year-old charged with murdering pregnant woman arraigned

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton teen charged with the murder of a pregnant woman in February of 2018 was arraigned on Thursday.

The 17-year-old was being detained in the Juvenile Justice Center.

He faces charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation.

His bond is set at $1 million.

He is due back in court on September 27.

Dayton Police and medics responded to a home in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue for a report of a shooting on February 16, 2018.

Upon arrival, they located 22-year-old Keyona Deshawn Murray, who had been shot in the head. She was transported to the hospital, where she died from her injuries, as did her unborn child.

Authorities investigated the incident and determined the shot had been fired toward the home from an alley behind the residence, and further identified 17-year-old Brandon William Leigh as the shooter.

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