Pregnant Woman Dies After Fight Outside Courthouse

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(NBC PHILADELPHIA)  A 21-year-old pregnant woman died after a fight outside Philadelphia Traffic Court Monday afternoon.

Tovoyia Owens, a mother to a three-year-old girl, and her current boyfriend were leaving the courthouse at 800 Spring Garden St. when they had some sort of altercation with an ex-boyfriend and a group of men just before 2 p.m., sources said.

Witnesses said that about five men attacked Owens in front of the courthouse.

During the fight one of the men allegedly struck the mother-to-be in the head causing Owens to fall to the ground, possibly hitting her head against the pavement, police said.

Owens was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m. at Hahnemann Hospital after the altercation.

A 29-year-old man believed to be the ex was arrested, said sources. His exact role in the brawl wasn’t immediately clear.

Police were looking for other possible attackers, sources said.

Owens was taking classes at Cheyney University and worked as a pharmacy technician at a West Philly Rite Aid, family members said.

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