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Pregnant woman kills her boyfriend in front of his son for not buying her a gift

By Mason White 11:25 AM May 4, 2014
Miata Phelan (left) Larry Martin with his son (right) 

By: Aarav Sen
A man is dead and his pregnant girlfriend was arrested for murder.

24-year-old Miata Phelan of Chicago, Illinois, is accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death because he did not buy her a gift.

The incident began when the couple went to the mall with the boyfriend’s 8-year-old son and a cousin.

During the trip, boyfriend Larry Martin, 28, bought a gift for his son and for the cousin, but he did not buy anything for his pregnant girlfriend.

Phelan, who is seven months pregnant, criticized her boyfriend, calling him selfish, according to Assistant State Attorney Glen Runk.

Phelan allegedly began attacking Martin while driving home from the mall, almost causing an accident.

When Martin stopped to run an errand, Phelan kicked and scratched him, before driving off with the car. Martin, his son, and cousin were forced to walk home.

When he came home, Phelan reportedly unleashed her anger against the father of her unborn child by stabbing him to death in front of his 8-year-old son.

The cousin tried to stop the bleeding by applying pressure to the wounds, but Martin collapsed. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The 8 year old said that his father’s last words to him was “I’m gonna die, but I love you.” Phelan was charged with first-degree murder. Her bail was set at $1 million.