Rosemary Newman of Illinois was eighteen when she was killed by Deandre Minkens and his current girlfriend Shante Thomas. Newman was strangled to death with a phone cord and her body was dumped in a forest preserve. She was at least nine months pregnant at the time of her murder. Investigator’s determined Minkens’ motive in killing her was that he didn’t want to be a father.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, June 1st, 2016. Page 1-3.