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Hazelwood man charged in death of mother, unborn baby

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HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)- A Hazelwood man has been charged with two counts of murder in the death of a woman and her unborn baby.  On Monday, Hazelwood Police were asked to check on Denitra Jones, 27, in the 5400 block of Forest Creek Drive. Officers found  her body in a back bedroom. Jones had just recently discovered she was pregnant.

Circumstances surrounding her death were suspicious, and later in the day the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled her death a homicide.

Following an investigation, Hazelwood Police arrested Michael Jerome Collins, 26, of Hazelwood. The St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s issued charges Tuesday for two counts of Murder 1st degree and 2 counts of Armed Criminal Action. Collins is being held on $500,000 cash only bond at the St Louis County Detention facility.

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