TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)— A man is in custody, accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend and her young daughter.
Mike Hellgren has new information about the suspect and reaction from the victims’ family on the charges.
Police charged Alicia Avery’s boyfriend with her murder and that of her four-year-old daughter Darry’el Parker inside an extended stay motel in Baltimore County. Brian Lamont Eggleston Jr., 28, was arrested the same day of the murders on unrelated drug charges in Baltimore City.
“He took them from us for no reason at all. They didn’t do nothing at all,” said her sister Deniesha Avery.
Avery’s friend, who asked to have her identity concealed, said Avery told her she was breaking off their relationship the day before the killing. She believes that sent Eggleston over the edge.
“She was sick and tired of him drinking,” the friend said.
She says Eggleston, Avery and her daughter lived with her in east Baltimore, a few blocks north of Patterson Park before Avery went into witness protection sources say for a Baltimore City murder case. She says Eggleston had problems with alcohol and access to a semiautomatic weapon.
“They had some arguments, he pushed her,” she said.
Police confirmed Avery was pregnant; family members say she was going to have twins.
“We are now waiting for the medical examiner to make a determination in whether that pregnancy will result in a homicide charge as well,” said Baltimore County Police Chief Ames Johnson.
County police now say Avery’s murder had nothing to do with the case for which she was in witness protection.
“It’s quite troubling and extremely tragic to kill a child of this age, as well as any human being,” Ames said.
City police initially reported Avery missing when she failed to check in with them.