Vigil Held for Slain Mother - KLFY News 10

Vigil Held for Slain Mother

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A candlelight vigil was held in Jennings in honor of Shawntell George, who police say was beaten to death by her boyfriend early Tuesday morning on her family's front lawn.

She was a pregnant mother of three, and her boyfriend Villnon Botley allegedly struck her in the head with a metal pipe.

George was later declared brain dead along with her fetus. 

Family and friends say Shawntell had a hard life and the vigil was held to remember the good times in her life. 

Her cousin Jeanette Soularie says that the life Shawntell lived wasn't her, and they just wanted to remember happy moments as she went to a better place.

Botley has been arrested and charged with second degree murder and second degree feticide. 

Marissa Kerby



Jennings Mother Killed

A Jennings man is behind bars for allegedly beating his pregnant girlfriend to death. Police say 43 year old Villnon Botley Junior struck his girlfriend, 31 year old Shawntell George with a metal pipe.

Police took the call about a domestic dispute at 1:30 Tuesday morning and discovered George unresponsive from her injuries.  Doctors declared George brain dead from her injuries and she was taken off life support by 7:00 Tuesday morning.

She was a mother to two girls, ages 12 and 8 and a three year old son and was one month into her fourth pregnancy at the time of her death.

Botley is being held in the city jail on charges of second degree murder and feticide. A bond has not yet been set in this case.

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