Boy dies from injuries 8 YEARS after mom is gunned down while pregnant with him

An 8-year-old boy in Illinois died earlier this month from injuries he suffered when his mother — pregnant with him — was fatally shot in 2011.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Kahmani Mims-Jefferson died on March 8 from being born premature and multiple gunshot wounds he suffered before his birth. The boy’s mother, Charinez Jefferson, 17, was walking home from a convenience store with a group when Timothy Jones, 18, shot her in the heart, foot, and head.

Reports indicated that one of the people with Jefferson was part of a rival gang. Jones pulled up in his car and attempted to shoot the rival member but he fled, leaving Jefferson alone.

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Jefferson begged for her life but Jones opened fire on her anyway. The pregnant teen was killed almost instantly — but her unborn child was successfully delivered at a hospital.

An autopsy confirmed Mims-Jefferson’s death as a homicide. The injuries he suffered in the shooting that killed his mother reportedly left him deaf and blind and unable to talk, walk, and breathe on his own.

WBBM reported that a hospital nurse adopted Mims-Jefferson. His mother’s killer was sentenced to 90 years in 2016.

It’s not immediately clear whether Jones will face a longer sentence as Chicago police are still investigating.

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[Featured image: Charinez Jefferson/WBBM video screengrab]