Woman Killed By Boyfriend For Refusing Abortion

A day before she was shot dead, Emmanuel Coble took Raquiah King to an abortion clinic, but she refused the procedure, investigators said.

Raquiah King, 20, was found dead in Hanover County from a gunshot wound. About a month later, investigators arrested Emmanuel Coble, 27, and charged him with murder, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

An affidavit by King’s mother, Rachel Pender, told investigators that her daughter sent a sonogram image on July 20 that showed a 12-week-old fetus and that King was having trouble with Coble, “who did not want to be a father.”

When police initially asked Coble about King, Coble said she ‘rented from him’ but moved out—skipping all details about their relationship and the fact that she was pregnant with his baby. Human blood was also detected in his car.

Detectives arrested him, and he is being charged with her murder.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Man Accused Of Murdering Pregnant Girlfriend Who Refused To Have Abortion – The Daily Caller
  2. Hampton woman found dead near Richmond had refused an abortion, affidavit says – The Virginia Pilot
  3. Navy lieutenant accused of killing girlfriend who refused to get abortion – 13 WVEC
  4. Virginia Woman Found Dead Had Refused Abortion: Affidavit – NBC 4 Washington