Police: Boyfriend of pregnant woman shot to death is prime suspect


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The boyfriend of a pregnant woman that was shot to death over the weekend has been named the primary suspect in her murder, according to police.

Detectives say 29-year old Daniel Nantz was Geri Johnson’s boyfriend.

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Police say on Saturday Johnson was 7-months pregnant when she was brought into Baptist Health Corbin Hospital with a gunshot wound.

Johnson died from her injuries, according to officials.

They say her baby was delivered and taken to UK Medical Center in Lexington.

The baby, Amelia Johnson died four days later from a lack of oxygen due to the death of her mother,  according to the coroner’s office.

They say her manner of death is listed as homicide.

Officials say Nantz is currently in custody in the Laurel County Detention Center on unrelated federal drug charges.

This investigation will be presented to the Whitley County Grand Jury on the next available date.