Clearwater police say paranoid man killed pregnant woman

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is being charged with taking a high-powered rifle and shooting a pregnant woman in the head when she heading home from church.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Charles Groucho Allen Jr. was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder, one for the mother and the other for her fetus. Tampa Bay area television stations said that a judge ordered the 40-year-old man to be held without bond on Saturday.

Clearwater police said that Elizabeth Rosado was killed after a rifle was fired into the family car on Sunday evening. She was returning home from church with her husband, brother and 10-year-old stepdaughter.

Clearwater police Chief Dan Slaughter described the incident as a totally random act committed by a man overtaken by a drug-induced paranoia.

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