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Pregnant Woman Kicked & Punched To Death

PHILADELPHIA - Two brothers were in custody on Wednesday for allegedly beating a pregnant woman to death outside Philadelphia Traffic Court, police said.

Officers arrested Walter Williams, 28, for murder and his brother Robert Canada, 29, for aggravated assault, said Lt. Walt Bell of the Philadelphia police.

The men, both from West Philadelphia, are accused of brutalizing Tovoyia Owens, 21, who was four months pregnant, and died of her injuries on February 7.

Owens' boyfriend had a long-standing dispute with Williams. She was with her boyfriend at Traffic Court when they had a chance encounter with Williams.

Williams called Canada to join him outside the court building. When the couple emerged from court, they were attacked by the brothers.

Owens was kicked and punched, and by the time police arrived at the scene she was unconscious on the street. She died later at Hahnemann Hospital in Center City Philadelphia.

The medical examiner said the cause of death was trauma to her neck, police said.

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