July 11, 2012
A man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend no longer faces a possible death penalty if he's convicted.
Media outlets report that a Henrico Circuit Court judge approved a prosecution motion Tuesday to drop capital murder and fetal homicide charges against Gregory L. Nelson Jr. An explanation for the motion wasn't given.
Nelson is charged with stabbing 24-year-old Susana Cisneros to death after she told her family that he was the father of her unborn child. Police arrested Nelson in Florida several days after the March 9 slaying. Cisneros was nine months pregnant when she died.
Nelson is scheduled to stand trial in December on a first-degree murder charge.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.