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Seffner man accused of shooting pregnant girlfriend faces murder charge

Police say witnesses can tie Jamar Silas, 22, to the killing of his girlfriend. 

Police say witnesses can tie Jamar Silas, 22, to the killing of his girlfriend. 

TAMPA — Days after 22-year-old Jamar Silas fatally shot his pregnant girlfriend in the head, according to police, he now faces a second-degree murder charge.

Silas previously had been held on a charge of being a felon in possession of a gun. Police had said they were expecting a murder charge but were holding off as their detectives and the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office worked to solidify the case.

On Monday, police announced that two witnesses had come forward and identified Silas as the man who exited Brianna Anderson's apartment at North Boulevard Homes after they heard a gunshot. Silas also exchanged text messages with another person stating that he had messed up and that Anderson was dead.

Silas of Seffner remained in jail during the weekend on the gun charge.

Police say that at about 4 p.m. Wednesday he shot Anderson, 22, the mother of his 3-year-old son and his unborn child.

Anderson's heart stopped on the way to the hospital, but paramedics were able to revive her. She was eight months pregnant.

At the hospital, her baby girl was delivered by caesarean section. The girl is doing well, but Anderson died from her injuries.

Seffner man accused of shooting pregnant girlfriend faces murder charge 10/07/13 [Last modified: Monday, October 7, 2013 9:15pm]
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