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Milwaukee man arrested after pregnant girlfriend’s remain found dead in suitcase

April 20, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Milwaukee man arrested after pregnant girlfriend’s remain found dead in suitcase

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Quentin Neal arrested for the murder of pregnant girlfriend Shannon Mani and her unborn child

A 27-year-old Milwaukee man was taken into custody after his pregnant girlfriend’s remains were found stuffed in a piece of luggage.

On Sunday, murder charges were filed against Quentin Neal in the killings of Shannon Mani, 21, and her unborn child, Fox6 reported.

Authorities found the five months pregnant Mani dead in a storage locker registered under Neal.

Mani was covered with a garbage bag, and her head, ankles, and wrists were bound with tape.

Quentin Neal

Her parents reported the woman, who was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, missing on Friday when she didn’t show up to pick up her brother from school. The family also told police she never went to work.

Detectives recovered a conversation from her Apple Watch that indicated that she was going to visit Neal’s apartment.

A search warrant was acquired for the boyfriend’s house, where traces of blood allegedly were discovered.

While being interviewed by investigators, Neal allegedly confessed that the couple got into a fight at the apartment.

Shannon Mani

“The defendant claimed he showed [Mani] a gun he had obtained for protection at which time the defendant alleged that [Mani] took the gun and a knife, then tried to pull the trigger but it didn’t go off because of the safety,” court records stated.

Neal said he then shot her twice in the head, causing her to tumble down the stairs. He said Mani tried to attack him again, so he proceeded to stab her with a knife.

Law enforcement officials have not revealed a motive, but Neal told police there was tension because Mani’s parents didn’t approve.

On Tuesday, the man appeared in court on charges of intentional homicide, possession of a firearm and intentional homicide of an unborn fetus.

If convicted, he faces life behind bars.

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