Guilty plea entered in murder of pregnant woman and her unborn child
The Milwaukee woman charged with the murder of her pregnant neighbor pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday.
Shanika Minor is on trial for shooting Tamecca Perry and her unborn child.
Minor was placed on the FBI's most wanted list for the crime.
According to the FBI’s top ten list, Shanika Minor was wanted for murdering a woman who was nine months pregnant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 6, 2016.
Minor’s mother had informed her that the neighbor was playing loud music at an unreasonable hour.
A week later, Minor instigated two arguments with Tamecca Perry.
On March 5th, Minor shot the gun into the air. On March 6th, Minor returned to the neighbor’s residence, gained entry into the common hallway of the duplex, and met the woman by the rear door of her residence.
Minor’s mother again ran to the scene, positioned herself between her daughter and the woman, and attempted to de-escalate the situation.
Minor allegedly reached over her mother’s shoulder and fired a round from her firearm towards the woman, striking her in the chest. The victim retreated into her residence, where she immediately collapsed and died in front of her two children. The victim's unborn child, due within a week, also died before emergency medical personnel arrived.
Shanika Minor will be back in court next month for sentencing.