News

Sailor Arrested For Allegedly Killing Pregnant Woman Who Wouldn’t Get Abortion

View Comments
File photo of prison. (credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of prison. (credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Featured Items

Small-WttNEW College Football Playoff System

Small-WttTinder Fun With Arian Foster Tweets

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Awesomely Ugly Christmas Sweaters

77820352_8Houston Astros Tweet: Taylor Swift Concert Will Be Moved If They Make Postseason?!

459651046 Sailor Arrested For Allegedly Killing Pregnant Woman Who Wouldnt Get AbortionThese Names Tend To Land On Santa's Naughty List

77820352_810 Weirdest Requests From Kids To Santa

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) — A Houston man who enlisted in the Navy was arrested in the Chicago area Wednesday morning for allegedly killing a pregnant woman who refused to abort their child.

Joseph Devia, 19, has been charged with capital murder by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for the Aug. 2010 death of Omoyeme Erazua.

Erazua’s body was found in a ditch with multiple stab wounds to her neck and upper torso behind an apartment complex by Harris County authorities, according to a Harris County District Court police report. She was late into the first trimester of her pregnancy at the time of her death.

Police say Erazua was staying at the Mission of Yahweh shelter just before her death. A shelter official says Erazua left with several unknown men a day before she was found dead.

Police found text messages on Erazua’s cell phone to Devia stating that he was the father of their unborn child. Other messages show that Devia wanted Erazua to have an abortion but she refused.

In June of this year, Harris County authorities interviewed Devia about the text messages. He told police that he did know Erazua, but not well, and denied seeing her right before her death.

According to the District Attorney’s office, DNA taken from Devia was a match for blood found at the crime scene and was a 99.99-percent match for the paternity test of the fetus.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 26,098 other followers