Boyfriend Charged in Murder of Pregnant Teen Shot on Christmas

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Teenager Eva Casara was tragically shot and killed on Christmas Day. But before she died, she gave her baby girl the amazing gift of life. Casara, who was only 17 years old, left behind a daughter, Lailani Paris

The baby, born 4 months premature, is already the apple of her family's eye. Lailani has definitely inspired the family Eva left behind to go on living. Sadly, she's also a painful reminder of the daughter they lost too soon. 

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The investigation provided police with enough evidence to arrest and charge two unlikely people for their alleged involvement in Eva's death. Eva's boyfriend -- and father to her baby -- 16 year-old Anthony Lee and his older brother, 21 year-old Diante Coakley have been charged with first degree murder. Police are also looking for a third suspect, but haven't released their name as of yet.

While being a young, expectant father is a lot for any teenager, it's baffling to think of what could have driven him to murder. We can only speculate. Did he feel that he was trapped and cornered? Did he and Eva have a fight? Why was his brother involved? Whatever the reason, there's no excuse. Now the chances are high that his daughter will never know her father, in addition to having her mother taken from her. It's a sad story for everyone, but especially for that poor little girl. 

If he is found guilty, do you think Lee is still entitled to a relationship with his daughter?


Image via Dolton Police Department



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Tendr... TendrelovinMaMa

What kind of question is that?! No the man who murdered that precious little girls mother should not be able to see her... what the hell is it with ppl just cause a guy donated his sperm doesn't mean he is a father. This pos murdered her mother! Disgusted!

Bruic... Bruickson

No! He tried to kill the baby too!

Kediset Kediset

clearly the guy didn't want the kid, why else would he do it? so the question presented isn't even a question in this case...

adamat34 adamat34

I doubt he would have supported the child anyway should have left it alone...seems senseless and horrible. Prayers to this child for a.full recovery.

nonmember avatar JennaLynn

It was a drug deal gone wrong, she was NOT the intended target. Smh, please update your blog. They're charging all three with murder, but probably only manslaughter will stick. They were shooting at each other and she was hit. She was not the target, just very unfortunately was accidently killed.

nonmember avatar Le Aire

Such a tragic story, prayers to all those affected by this unfortunate happening! As despicable of a doing this may be, however, I think it is important to note that the father of this child is a child himself .. there are definitely consequences to be faced despite the circumstances, but no one here knows exactly what did happen .. for all we know this 16 yr old might not have actually done anything to his girlfriend, maybe his brother committed the murder and threatened to kill him , blah blah .. speculation, but so is assuming he killed her or wanted her or the baby dead. This boy will be one day be a man, I say the decision should be up to the daughter when she is old enough to comprehend what exactly did happen in this heartbreaking situation.

nonmember avatar Le Aire

^^^ see what I mean people! .. thank you for the clarification Jenna.

Bruic... Bruickson

Even if she was shot by accident they still left her and the baby to die. I'm sure we haven't gotten all of the facts yet since it's still under investigation but things aren't sounding too good for the father. I do agree that the decision should be left with little Lailani when she is old enough though.

dixie... dixiemama25

you are joking right no the boy should not have a relationship with her. he almost cost her her life and he DID cost eve her life.

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