South Florida woman killed by her boyfriend in Virginia because she refused to abort her unborn baby, the suspect taken into custody
An lieutenant in the Navy is currently being held without bail after being suspected of murdering his pregnant girlfriend because she refused to have an abortion. Her family in South Florida is in shambles as a result of it. 7’s Karen Hensel investigates.
Raquiah Paulette King was a happy young woman when this photo was taken of her at the time she graduated from North Park High School in Opa-Locka.
Raquiah’s father, Gregory King, said that if his daughter entered a room at this very moment, she would burst out laughing and smiling because she is so happy.
According to her father, Gregory King, his youngest daughter uprooted her life earlier this year and relocated from South Florida to Virginia with the intention of beginning a new chapter of her life with her partner.
Gregory King: “She worked in the beauty industry as a hairstylist. In addition to it, she did tattoos. She had a passion for people.
Sadly, Raquiah’s brief life was cut short at an early age.
On July 21, her body was discovered abandoned along a country road in Hanover County, Virginia. The location was in Virginia.
Gregory King: “I didn’t want to believe it. Who among us wants to accept the reality that their child has passed away or that their child was murdered? ”
Who is this alleged murderer? Emmanuel Dewayne Coble, a Navy Lieutenant who is 27 years old and is her boyfriend.
7 Investigates was able to get paperwork related to the search warrant, which revealed that the woman had been shot once in “…her back…” and that she “…was 12 weeks pregnant.”
The pages provide an account of her final twenty-four hours.
According to the investigators, Raquiah changed her mind about having an abortion on July 20, after Coble had paid for the procedure at a clinic.
Coble expressed his “frustration” to a detective on this situation.
“She wanted to be a mother, so when this kid came around, she wasn’t getting rid of it,” said Gregory King.
Raquiah allegedly shared with her mother that the Navy sailor “…did not want to be a parent…” and that “…if something was to happen to her, Emmanuel Coble was accountable.” This information is gleaned from the records.
Even more, she sent her mother a text message containing “Coble’s entire name, date of birth, residences, and phone numbers.”
After doing a search, it was discovered that Raquiah’s last text message was sent to Coble at 11:40 p.m. on the day of the abortion appointment. during the night
After seven hours, her naked body was discovered in the area along the road.
She was probably murdered somewhere else, and there are indications that she may have been sexually raped “…within an hour of her death,” according to the investigators.
“But to know that somebody took her life, and that there was a struggle?,” Gregory King asks. “But to know that somebody took her life?”
It has been confirmed by the Navy that Lieutenant Coble reported for duty on the USS John C. Stennis the day after her death was discovered.
After another three weeks had passed, on August 11 he was taken into custody and charged with murder in the first degree.
Gregory King asked, “As a father, is there anything else I can do than grieve?” My sole statement is that I know my daughter wanted that kid, and I have no idea if having that baby saved her life or took it from her. That is the only thing I can say.”
According to the police, they discovered blood in the trunk of Emmanuel Coble’s car as well as a hair band that was identical to the one that was discovered on Raquiah’s wrist during the autopsy. In the meantime, the documents show that she communicated with a cousin via text message that she intended to leave Coble on the day that she was scheduled to have the abortion. The district attorney is considering filing more charges in connection with the death of the unborn child.