She said ex-boyfriend wantea baby but she didnt Nowfaces prison for murder CerDaily Times

She said ex-boyfriend wanted a baby but she didnt. Now she faces prison for murder. Centre Daily Times

Martina Westcott, 28, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the death of her former boyfriend.

Martina Westcott, 28, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the death of her former boyfriend.

She said ex-boyfriend wanted a baby but she didnt. Now she faces prison for murder.

The wrecked Ford Expedition SUV found on a Philadelphia blocklooked like a car accident to emergency responders, CBS Philadelphia reported.

But police realized it was more than just a crash when authorities found Terrell Bruce, 33, with a gunshot wound to his head a few days after Christmas in 2016, the news station reported. An investigation found that the real estate agent had been shot at point blank range behind the wheel, causing the SUV to crash into a Subaru, CBS Philadelphia and ABC 6 reported.

About a day after the crash, Martina Westcott, 28, who was described by Bruces family members as an estranged ex-girlfriend, turned herself into policewith a lengthy explanation, ABC 6 reported at the time.

Westcott told police she and Bruce had been arguing about their relationship and whether to have a baby as they drove around the citys Germantown neighborhood, according to Det. Gregory Singleton, Philly Voice reported.

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Westcott alleged she didnt want to have a child with Bruce, which apparently upset him, Singleton said. Bruce allegedly raised his voice, scaring Westcott, and thats when she picked up a gun that had been on the floor and pointed it at Bruce to scare him, she said. She said she closed her eyes and when she opened them, he was bleeding, Singleton said, according to Philly Voice.

After the shooting and crash, Westcott climbed out of the car and fled, witnesses told police, CBS Philadelphia reported.

Westcott said she didnt think Bruce had died because hes invincible, according to Singleton, Philly Voice reported.

On Monday, Westcottpleaded guilty to third-degree murder and other charges, reported. But though she has admitted to killing Bruce, she still maintains she never wanted to shoot him during their fight, according to the newspaper.

No, I didnt mean to shoot him, she told a judge in court, m reported. Westcotts lawyer said shes extremely remorseful.

Bruces sister, Natalye Kirkland, told ABC 6 at the time of the shooting that her brother did nothing wrong. She now says she accepts the outcome of the case, Philly.com reported.

She took someone who was great from this world, Kirkland said.

Westcott faces up to 57 years behind bars when shes sentenced in August, Philly.com reported.

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