Criminal convicted of fatally shooting pregnant Seattle restaurateur


A man accused of fatally shooting a pregnant restaurant owner in Seattle has been charged with murder.

The last: Cordell Maurice Goosby, 37, was charged Friday with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder for his alleged crimes. He was sentenced to King County Jail on $10 million bail.

The Incident: Goosby reportedly ran towards the Tesla of Eina Kwon, 34, during a stop at traffic lights on Fourth Avenue and Lenora Street around 11 a.m. on June 13. He would have shot her. four timesincluding in the head and chest.

He also allegedly shot her husband, Sung Kwon, 37, in the arm. Police described the incident as an unprovoked attack on the couple, who ran the Aburiya Bento home in nearby Belltown.

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The following : Eina, who was eight months pregnant, was rushed to Harborview Medical Center. She died shortly after delivering her baby by emergency caesarean section. The infant initially survived but also later died. Sung, on the other hand, was released the following day.

What happens next: Goosby, a convicted felon in Illinois, faces up to 57 years in prison if convicted of his latest charges.

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When arrested, he allegedly told police ‘I did it, I did it’ and claimed to have a history of mental issues. Prosecutors are still determining whether to charge him for the child’s death. Under Washington state law, a person can be charged with homicide if the victim was “born alive.”

Fundraising update: At the time of this writing, A GoFundMe page organized for the family raised $226,048. Eina is survived by Sung and their 2-year-old son. An update posted today says Sung and his family are “recovering slowly and persevering.” The fundraiser aims to help Sung, who currently has no income and has to support her child and parents.

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