CLEVELAND — A woman says she saw her severely depressed son fatally shoot his pregnant girlfriend at a Cleveland home before killing himself.
Mary Scruggs tells WKYC-TV that Christian Marie Njorodge begged Christopher Scruggs not to shoot her.
Doctors were able to deliver her baby girl Tuesday before Njorodge died at the hospital, where Scruggs also was pronounced dead.
Mary Scruggs lived in the home with her 32-year-old son and his 34-year-old girlfriend.
She says Njorodge was about six months pregnant, and she calls her granddaughter’s survival a blessing. The infant is in a hospital neonatal intensive care unit.
Mary Scruggs tells WKYC that her son served with the U.S. Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan. She says he had been depressed but loved his girlfriend.
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