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2nd Twin Dies After Pregnant Mother Fatally Shot

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

Associated Press News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a second twin has died after a 33-year-old Orlando man allegedly shot and killed his wife, who was eight months pregnant with twins.

Michael Boyce initially told Orange County sheriff's deputies when he was arrested last week that Alexis Boyce shot herself in the head, but later said he accidentally shot her. The mother and one of the babies were pronounced dead on the day of the shooting. Authorities said the surviving twin died Thursday night.

Boyce made his first court appearance Saturday. Authorities said he now faces a third charge of first-degree murder in the death of his 23-year-old wife and babies.

Deputies say the victim's parents were in their bedroom when the shooting occurred at the family's apartment last week.


Associated Press News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Deputies say a 33-year-old Orlando man fatally shot his wife, who was eight months pregnant with twins.

When deputies arrived at an apartment Thursday evening, Michael Boyce told them his 23-year-old wife Alexis Boyce had shot herself in the head. When confronted with more evidence, deputies say Boyce told them he accidentally shot her. He was arrested on first-degree murder charges and taken to the Orange County Jail. No attorney was listed for him.

One of the twin boys survived and was taken Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. Alexis Boyce and the other twin were pronounced dead.

The woman's parents also lived in the apartment. Deputies say they were in their bedroom when the shooting occurred. The victim was found unresponsive in the living room.


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