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Boyfriend calls pregnant teen's killing accidental

Octavious Morrison, 20 (Source: Clinton PD) Octavious Morrison, 20 (Source: Clinton PD)
Octavious Morrison poses with rifle. (Source: Jackson Police) Octavious Morrison poses with rifle. (Source: Jackson Police)
Morrison's photos on Facebook Morrison's photos on Facebook
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Octavious Morrison, 20, was denied bond at his initial court appearance Monday morning.

Morrison is charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, Octavia Shunta Love, 17,  but Monday he said the shooting was accidental.

"Yes, the murder was accidental. I loved that girl," Morrison told reporters as he was being escorted from Jackson Police headquarters.

Morrison first told police Love was playing with a rifle when the gun fired. 

Love, 17, is known to family as Shunta. According to her Facebook page, she is a Jim Hill High School graduate. Family and friends created a video to remember the teen.

Officers were called to the 1500 block of Wood Glen Drive off McDowell Road around 4:15 Saturday afternoon. Investigators say Love was shot in a back bedroom by Morrison.

JPD says Morrison posed with the rifle that killed Love on his Facebook page. He is also pictured with another rifle and handgun. 

Police are not sure if the couple had a violent past, but Morrison has been arrested before.

"A few misdemeanors that was in our systems. I will be looking at that further as well, as well as the detectives will be investigating that also," said Jackson Police Spokesperson Colendula Green.

According to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart, Love died of a single gunshot wound to the back of the head. Love's unborn child also died as a result of the shooting.

"Homicides is categorized in three groups. You have your first degree, second degree, and third degree. Your first degree classifies as premeditated," explained Green.

Capital murder is considered first degree, based on the advice from the district attorney's office. Love's unborn child died as a result of her death.

However, police aren't saying much about the case.

"Due to the circumstances, as far as the evidence on scene. So, they were able to process the scene along the coroner's classification of it," said Green.

The district attorney's office says it will conduct a review of the case and recommend formal charges before Morrison's preliminary hearing in a couple of weeks.

Morrison remains at the Hinds County Detention Center.

No motive has been released at this time.

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