Capital Murder Possible for Alleged Killer of Pregnant Woman in Mobile

Pensacola Double Homicide

UPDATE: News 5 has learned capital murder charges are possible for Nicholas James. Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Wright confirms to News 5 that the filing of capital murder charges against Jones is “under review”.  Capital murder would carry the possibility of the death penalty under Alabama law.

New information revealed in court on Monday involving a young woman from Mobile, who police say, was shot and killed by her boyfriend. The crime happened Friday morning at the Ashford Place Apartments on Grelot Road. Mobile Police investigators say Kelwanna Bruno was shot five times with a .45 caliber handgun inside her apartment. The victim was 22-years-old. Police arrested Nicholas Jones the same day. Investigators say Jones called police after the shooting and stated he had a cocaine addiction. During his bond hearing on Monday, it was revealed the victim was three months pregnant with the suspect’s child.

Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones

A judge set bond at $150,000, and $50,000 of it has to be in cash. A quick search of Mobile Metro Jail records shows only one prior arrest for Jones. He was charged with shoplifting.

Victim: Kelwanna Bruno
Victim: Kelwanna Bruno

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