A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder after he killed his girlfriend’s 16-year-old niece because she threatened to tell her aunt they had sex.
The man, identified as Dominique Pittman, had fathered three children by his victim’s sister before he initiated amorous relationship with the teenage girl, Evalyce Santiago.
Evalyce was shot and killed on Monday, December 4, before Dominique crashed the car the two of them were riding in, police said.
Evalyce was found in the passenger seat of the flaming car, with three gunshot wounds to her head and hands. The car crashed into the yard of a private home about 10 a.m. that day.
Dominique is accused of shooting Santiago and escaping from the vehicle before it burst into flames.
“Police found him visibly shaken, with some bumps and bruises,” Waterbury Police Deputy Chief Spagnolo said.
Police are investigating the incident, which happened in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA.
Evalyce’s adoptive father, Francisco Rivera, said Dominique was also the father of three children with his other daughter.
“He was my son in law. I just want the truth,” Rivera said. “He was dating my daughter and he has three kids with my other daughter.”
Dominique was charged with murder and various weapons violations. He’s being held on $1m bond.