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Man Charged with Shooting Pregnant Girlfriend and Her 4-Year-Old Daughter

Police found the bodies of Alicia Avery and daughter Darry'el Parker on Monday. Avery was pregnant with twins.

Baltimore County police have charged a man in connection with the shooting deaths of his pregnant girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter

In a press conference in Towson on Wednesday, police Chief James Johnson announced the arrest of Brian Lamont Eggleston Jr., 28. Police have charged him with first-degree murder in the deaths of Alicia Avery, 25, and daughter Darry'el Parker.

"We believe that this is our suspect, and he has been charged at this time," Johnson said.

Eggleston is currently held in Baltimore City, where he was arrested on Monday on unrelated drug distribution charges. Johnson said county police will take him into custody after those charges have been processed.

Avery and her daughter had not been seen in several days when, at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, police came to check on them in their apartment in the Welcome Inn complex in the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive. That's .

Within "12 to 15 hours," Johnson said, police concluded that the deaths were related to a domestic disturbance. He said witnesses told police that Avery and Eggleston had frequent arguments.

The state medical examiner has ruled both deaths a homicide. Avery and Parker had both been shot, and an autopsy revealed that Avery was pregnant. Johnson said Wednesday it was unclear if Eggleston was the father of the unborn child or children (An aunt told the Sun that she was three months pregnant with twins).

"We are awaiting the results of medical examination and the medical examiner's opinion on this case," Johnson said, adding that police may add a third charge for fetal homicide.

The Baltimore Sun reported that Avery was a witness in a city murder case. Johnson confirmed she had been relocated there by the city, but said her role did not appear to have anything to do with the killings.

johnny towson June 29, 2011 at 04:08 PM
1 out of every 3,500 people will be murdered somewhere in Baltimore City this year... these two unfortunate soles were City transplants (temporarily) murdered in the County next to Towson... 1 in 3,500 is similar to killing 23 people at every Ravens home game... Its the same odds as making a hole in one, anywhere in the world of golf... Baltimore City residents, however, are twice as likely to be murdered than make a hole in one
buck hershey June 29, 2011 at 07:01 PM
Let's hope Lamont is found guilty and does not get out of jail ever. Another fine Baltimore citizen off the streets. Did not know the Welcome Inn was a Section 8 housing shelter. Maybe this will help lower the Federal deficit a little.
Carol Brown June 30, 2011 at 12:49 PM
My heart goes out for Alicia and her child Darry"el. They are in my prayers
Sierra July 16, 2011 at 03:11 AM
People can always judge when its coming from the news and these demons of detectives, judge not and you to will have your day. There is always 2 sides to the story just because they arrest u dont mean u guilty.
Neversure July 16, 2011 at 01:53 PM
Demons?? This is the guy who bragged to someone that he shot 2 people in the head before it was even in the news. But I do have the distinct feeling that this is a wasted post, yet it brings to the fore that in any indictment, investigation and trial, all must be done properly, so that there will never be any suspicion of misbehavior on the part of the police in ANY case.
LewLew July 17, 2011 at 01:48 AM
Two sides to a story my tush. That monster wasn't justified in killing them. Anybody who believes that needs to be locked up with him. Sierra you're delusional honey. Your weave on too tight?

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