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Published on May 26, 2023
Suspect Arrested in Seattle After Fatal Shooting of Pregnant Ex-Wife in Hayward

It took two weeks, but the man who allegedly gunned down his pregnant ex-wife Monique Aldridge, a 29-year-old fitness instructor, and critically injured her boyfriend in Hayward, has been captured in Seattle. The 33-year-old suspect Vaughn Boatner was identified by the surviving boyfriend and went missing the day of the shooting. U.S. Marshals offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Aldridge was in the early stages of pregnancy, and family members claim they weren't aware of any ongoing conflict between her and her ex-husband. Boatner now faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and child abuse. Continue reading on SFist →

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