The Columbus man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend will appear in Recorder's Court next week.
Javon Elshawn Thompson, 22, has been charged with murder, family violence and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the shooting death of Sarahonica Thrasher.
He was originally scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court today at 8 a.m., but his case was continued so that he would have time to obtain private counsel. He is now scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court on Tuesday, June 10 at 8 a.m.
Thompson allegedly shot Thrasher in the head at about 4:45 a.m. Friday during an argument the couple was having at their 23rd street home. Thrasher was seven months pregnant with Thompson's child.
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Thompson drove her to The Medical Center where an emergency operation occurred to deliver the baby. The baby was in good condition.
Thrasher was treated in the hospital's intensive care unit where she died at 2:20 p.m. Friday.