Man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend to keep his drug trafficking secret

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CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A pregnant Corbin woman was shot because her boyfriend didn’t want her talking to authorities about his drug trafficking, according to a federal grand jury indictment.

Daniel Scott Nantz is accused of shooting 29-year-old Geri Johnson back in March, then dropping her off at Baptist Health Corbin Hospital.

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Johnson, who was seven months pregnant, later died. Her baby was delivered but also died.

According to the Herald-Leader newspaper, during an indictment hearing on Wednesday, the grand jury charged Nantz in connection to Johnson’s killing, saying he did it to prevent her from talking to investigators and a judge about his illegal drug activities.

A grand jury also charged Nantz with kidnapping, possessing a gun in furtherance of a drug crime, and possessing a gun after being convicted of domestic violence.

Nantz could face the death penalty if convicted.