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A Pregnant Single Mom of 3 Was Found Stabbed To Death In Georgia. Now, Her Killer Will Never Leave Prison.

Georgia Man Sentenced After Pregnant Woman Fatally Stabbed
Source: LaGrange Police Department

Curteze Avery (left) sentenced in connection with the death of Breanna Burgess in 2022. Shallandra Freeman (right) was also charged with her murder.

Apr. 4 2024, Published 10:04 a.m. ET

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A Georgia man has been sentenced in connection with the fatal stabbing of a pregnant woman in Georgia, authorities said.

Breanna Burgess, a 26-year-old mother of three who was around 20 weeks pregnant with her fourth child, was found dead from multiple stab wounds in LaGrange on July 27, 2022, WAGA-TV reported.

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Burgess’ unborn baby did not survive the attack.

Two people who knew the victim — Curteze Avery, 30, and Shallandra Freeman, 29 — were identified as suspects in the case, and investigators said they believe the pair targeted her.

Avery and Freeman were each charged with murder and feticide, according to WAGA-TV.

Police did not release a possible motive for the slaying.

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"It’s just senseless, you know, for someone to just do that to her,” said the victim’s aunt, Paulette Ngtmi. “It’s a monster who did this to her.”

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On March 28, Avery pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve two life sentences for the murder of Burgess and her unborn child, WSB-TV reported.

Coweta Judicial Circuit DA John H. Cranford Jr. said about the case: "While the family of Ms. Burgess will never fully heal from this senseless crime, the District Attorney's Office is relieved to have obtained a life sentence without the family experiencing the difficulty and uncertainty of a jury trial."

The status of Freeman's case is unclear.


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