A Philadelphia man was convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn child after stabbing her multiple times inside her Montgomery County apartment.
On Tuesday, a jury found Tristian Jones, 36, guilty of first degree murder and possessing an instrument of crime. He received two life sentences from the judge.
Jones was dating 31-year-old Eboney White while also being married to another woman who was unaware of his affair, officials said. Jones later learned that White was pregnant with his child.
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On Feb. 19, 2018, Jones purchased a knife and then attacked White inside her apartment on Mather Way in the Elkins Park section of Cheltenham Township. White was 7 ½ months pregnant at the time.
White’s 12-year-old and 7-year-old children were inside the apartment during the attack. The 12-year-old girl testified that she woke up around 2:45 a.m. to the sounds of her mother screaming as Jones stabbed her. The girl then locked herself inside the bathroom and called 911.
When police arrived at the apartment, they found White’s body inside her bedroom. Neither White nor her unborn child survived.