WARREN (WWJ/AP) – A key court hearing has been postponed for two men charged with attempted murder in what police say was a plot to have a pregnant Detroit woman killed because one of the men didn’t want another child.
Jamal Rogers and Antonio Mathis were to have a preliminary examination Thursday in Warren District Court. But defense attorneys were granted an adjournment. Their next court date is Aug. 15.
The 22-year-old men are accused in last month’s attack on Latonya Bowman,who was bound, set on fire and shot shortly after going to see a movie with Rogers, who is her ex-boyfriend.
Bowman, also 22 years old, survived by rolling on the ground to extinguish the flames and pretending to be dead.
Police said Rogers and Mathis first discussed the plot to murder Bowman back in March 2012 back when Rogers first discovered Bowman was pregnant with this child.
Bowman, who suffered burns to her forehead and torso, gave birth to a boy days after the attack.
Police called her courage and survival instinct “nothing sort of remarkable.”
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