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MURDER USA: Romeo gave her a hunk of burning love

PG Police say Laquinn Phillips set girlfriend on fire; doctors delivered unborn baby

Laquinn Phillips of the 2100 block of Ridgecrest Court in Southeast Washington set woman on fire PG Sept. 8, 2017

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD. – With each passing week, the reports of gruesome murders continue to escalate in the lawless valleys, streets, and alleys of Prince George’s County and Baltimore City. The PG police report that a man intentionally set a pregnant woman on fire at her home in Capitol Heights on Friday, Sept. 9, 2017.

The suspect is 34-year-old Laquinn Phillips of the 2100 block of Ridgecrest Court in Southeast Washington. The victim is in critical condition. The suspect and victim had been in a romantic relationship. Doctors delivered her unborn baby at a hospital. The baby is also in critical condition.

On September 8th, at approximately 11:45 am, first responders were called to an apartment fire in the 1400 block of Elkwood Lane. Once on scene, they discovered the adult female victim outside suffering

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from severe burns. She had fled the apartment seeking help. The victim was able to provide information about the fire and who was responsible. Based on that information and additional investigation, Prince George’s County Police detectives identified Phillips as the suspect. Upon speaking with one of the detectives, Phillips agreed to turn himself in. With the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department, Phillips was arrested in the District outside of his home a short time later.

Phillips is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, arson, assault and several additional related charges. He remains in custody in the District awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County. The motive, in this case, is still under investigation.

As part of a domestic violence complaint on Phillips had been ordered by a Prince Georges County Judge on April 13, 2017, to stay away from the victim but when she failed to appear for a final hearing on April 20th, the order was dismissed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go towww.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

As part of a domestic violence complaint on Phillips had been ordered by a Prince Georges County Judge on April 13, 2017, to stay away from the victim but when she failed to appear for a final hearing on April 20th, the order was dismissed.

A criminal case involving theft and trespassing is pending against Phillips in Anne Arundel County, Md., with a warrant for his arrest outstanding.

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