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Warren man indicted in pregnant woman’s death

Accused of killing pregnant 26-year-old

WARREN — A special report of the Trumbull County grand jury Wednesday indicted a Warren man in the April 17 murder of a 26-year-old pregnant woman at an Ogden Avenue NW home.

Kemari James, 27, who last had a Parkman Road SW address, has been charged with purposeful murder, and his case has been assigned to Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos. According to Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Becker, James is scheduled to be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday before Kontos.

James is being held in Trumbull County jail in lieu of posting $1.5 million bond.

If he is able to make bond, James would be required to be under electronic-monitored house arrest, according to court documents.

James was arrested earlier this month at a home on Parklawn Avenue in Baltimore. He waived extradition so he could be transported back to Ohio on May 15.

He is accused of shooting La’Nesha Workman, 26, at a home in the 1600 block of Ogden Avenue NW. Workman was pregnant at the time of her death.

After an autopsy, the Trumbull County Coroner’s office reported Workman died of multiple gunshot wounds.

At the time of James’ arrest, U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “The U.S. Marshals and Warren police officers were deeply impacted from the callous nature of this crime.”

The body of Workman was found by Warren police, who were responding to a call about gunshots coming from the home. A person had called Trumbull County 911 to report a man showed up at her home and told her someone was shooting at his house up the street. The man told another neighbor someone killed his girlfriend.

When Warren police arrived at the Ogden NW home, they found two children in the house crying, according to a 911 report. Children Services workers were called to the scene, according to police reports.

gvogrin@tribtoday.com

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