Pregnant woman wounded in shooting dies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Officials say a pregnant woman died just days after her boyfriend was accused of shooting her in front of their two children.

A Hartford Hospital spokeswoman says 27-year-old Amanda Realie died Thursday morning. Doctors were not able to save her fetus.

State police Lt. J. Paul Vance says prosecutors will probably upgrade charges against 43-year-old Alfredo Ferrer. He has already been charged with attempted murder.

Police say he shot Realie and then took his children to the parking lot of Bidwell Tavern, where he works. Police say he threatened to kill himself while holding his 2-year-old child. Officers convinced him to hand over the child and then subdued him with a stun gun.

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