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Florida man could face death penalty after he allegedly attacked, kidnapped and killed his pregnant girlfriend

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Dec. 10 2021, Published 2:36 p.m. ET

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A Florida man is under arrest after he allegedly kidnapped his pregnant girlfriend from her supervisor job at a Miami-Dade group home, murdered her and then dumped the body in the woods, police said.

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On Dec. 7, Xavier Johnson, 32, allegedly went to his girlfriend Andreae Lloyd’s workplace, WFOR-TV reported. According to the victim’s father, Arnold Lloyd, police recovered surveillance video of the attack. “She opened the door for him,” he said, claiming the alleged footage showed the suspect “attacked her, threw her down, put her in her own car, and drove away.”

The following day, according to Miami-Dade Police, the victim’s family spotted Johnson’s truck near the Homestead Miami Speedway and called authorities. A K-9 unit searching the area where the suspect was last seen discovered what was later confirmed to be his girlfriend’s remains in a metal box.

Arnold Lloyd said his daughter, who had two children with Johnson and was reportedly six weeks pregnant with their third, was about to end their 11-year relationship, WFOR-TV reported.

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“She was going to leave him because he was messing around,” he claimed. “She was like a wife to him. Even though he was the boyfriend. She was like a wife to him.”

Johnson was charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, and burglary with assault and was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional center on no bond.

At a hearing, Circuit Judge Mindgy Glazer noted Johnson could face the death penalty if found guilty of the charges against him.

“He made a statement that he confessed to kidnapping and killing the victim,” Glazer said, adding, “This is a serious case.”

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