By Dave Andrusko
Donovan Faison, 21, was arrested Tuesday charged with two counts of felony homicide in the shooting deaths of his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn child. Kaylin Fiengo refused to get an abortion, according to police.
Sanford police said Fiengo, 18, was found shot to death in her car at a park in Sanford. “Fiengo had driven to Coastline Park on the night of Nov. 11 to meet up with Faison, according to cops,” Allie Griffin reported for the New York Post. “The same night — after 11 p.m. — she was found dead with a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of her parked car.”
“Today’s events come after a long, almost ten months, of an exhaustive investigation,” Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said in a statement. “Our investigators have made sure every possible shred of evidence was processed and analyzed in order to bring Kaylin’s killer to justice.”
The pair had been having frequent arguments over the teen’s pregnancy in the prior weeks.
Faison reportedly wanted Fiengo to terminate her pregnancy but she refused and investigators believe her refusal was the “probable motive” for her murder, Sanford cops said in a release.
The teen was at the end of her first trimester at the time of her murder.
In her obituary Fiengo was described as a devoted mother to her 1-year-old son named Ace.
“Kaylin loved spending time with her son, siblings, and friends. Kaylin really was a fun-loving child and had an old soul,” the obituary continued. “This beautiful, young woman and mother, was taken from this world far too soon, and in a horrific way,” Police Chief Smith said. “We hope that today’s arrest brings the slightest amount of peace for Kaylin’s.”