Bond denied for man accused of killing pregnant woman
Police: 2 children also hurt in shooting in Waycross, Georgia
WAYCROSS, Ga. – The man Waycross police say shot and killed a young pregnant woman in her home early Saturday morning made his first appearance before a judge Monday.
That judge denied bond to 30-year-old Clinton Davis Jr., who is facing charges including murder and aggravated assault.
Police say he shot 24-year-old Shanique Bellamy (pictured below) and her two children -- ages 1 and 3 -- while they slept inside a Waycross home early Saturday. Davis is the father of one of those children.
Bellamy's family said the children are doing OK, but wouldn't say if the two had been released from the hospital. They said the shooting has been extremely hard on the family.
"It's just tragic for us," said Capt. Danny Hampton of the Waycross Police Department. "I know some of the family. I mean, it's a small town. Most people around here know each other or someone in their family. We grieve along with them. It hit close to home."
Davis has been in the Ware County Jail for three days, since being arrested hours after the shooting more than 50 miles away in St. Marys, Georgia.
According to Davis' arrest and booking report he lives in St. Marys but was born in Ohio. The report also says Davis is a disabled veteran.
On Saturday, police said they got a call for help just before 2 a.m. from a house on Owens Street in Waycross. When they got there, they found Bellamy, who was six months pregnant, shot. She died at the scene.
Police said the two children were taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition.
Police said they are still working on their final report and that it should be available this week.
Funeral services for Bellamy have been set for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Born Church in Waycross.
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