Cedric Jones a Ravenna, Ohio man kills Julia Young his pregnant girlfriend then self in a murder suicide. Said to have a volatile relationship.
Julia Young a 36 year old Ohio expecting mother has died after her 43 year old boyfriend Cedric Jones shot the heavily pregnant woman dead before fatally turning his gun on himself.
A report via Ohio.com told of the six month pregnant girlfriend being shot dead at her family home after her on and off boyfriend decided he didn’t want to father the child.
Notice of the expecting mother’s death came on Monday after Young’s mother and a brother came upon the shot woman at the family’s Medina home.
Police said no one was home at the time of what they now believe to be a murder suicide.
Told the victim’s father, Philip Duke via the cleveland: ‘He didn’t want the baby,’
‘I don’t know if this is his way of dealing with it. We’ll never know.’
Medina police were called to the house at about 2.15pm Monday by Julia’s mom, Kim, who initially thought her daughter had been stabbed.
Julia was scheduled to have a cesarean section on May 17 – also Duke’s birthday – and in early January posted an ultrasound image of her unborn child.
Julia was known locally as a caring volunteer who helped female victims of domestic violence. She had two sons, aged ten and 13. Both were from a previous relationship.
Her relationship with Jones was tumultuous, police said.
‘We’re still trying to figure it out,’ Lt. Dave Birckbichler explained. ‘They had an on-and-off relationship, but we’re trying to determine where that stood.’
Her father said that Young and Jones were having relationship problems prior to their deaths, but he did not elaborate.
Of question is whether the expected child was indeed that of Cedric Jones?
Offered next door neighbor, Heather Febus: ‘She was very involved with her kids and was always out in front and the kids played in her yard.’
According to the Medina Gazette, Julia was a 1998 graduate of Medina High School.
Ironically, Young worked as a domestic violence support worker, at local outlet, Chrissy’s Project.
Wrote the outlet which works to bring domestic violence survivors together on social media: ‘You were one of the most sweetest people I knew with such a big heart.
‘You supported me from day one helping me collect and deliver clothes to help other women who left Domestic Violence Situations.
‘You had my back.’
A memorial Facebook page has been started, and the group will have a vigil in the town square on Friday from 7-9pm.
The group has also hung purple and pink ribbons around the area in memorial.
‘People have asked about the ribbons,’ the group page posted Tuesday. ‘We choose pink and purple wrapped together… purple for domestic violence and pink for the baby…. we wanted both of our girls represented.’