Texas man accused of shooting, killing girlfriend who was pregnant with twins

Texas man accused of shooting, killing girlfriend who was pregnant with twins
Authorities initially arrested Maurice Kelso Smith, 28, on an aggravated robbery charge Monday in connection with a carjacking. (Mansfield Police Department)

MANSFIELD, Texas — A Texas man is facing a murder charge after Mansfield police said he shot and killed a pregnant woman who was expecting twins in October.

According to KTVT, authorities arrested Maurice Kelso Smith, 28, on an aggravated robbery charge Monday in connection with a carjacking. The carjacking victim told officers that she saw the man get out of another vehicle before he took her car at gunpoint, the Dallas Morning News reported. Investigators looked inside the vehicle and discovered the body of Smith's 26-year-old girlfriend inside, according to the news outlets.

Police, who took Smith into custody Monday in Fort Worth, charged Smith with capital murder Wednesday, KTVT reported.

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No further details, including the slain woman's name, were immediately available.

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