A pregnant Illinois woman is being held on $1 million bail after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death for not buying her a present.
Prosecutors say 24-year-old Chicago, Ill. resident Miata Phelan killed her boyfriend, 28-year-old Larry Martin, on April 30 after the two got in an altercation, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Phelan was allegedly upset because Martin purchased gifts for his 8-year-old son and 25-year-old cousin at a shopping mall, but didn't get anything for her, whose birthday was the following day.
An argument between Martin and Phelan -- who is seven months pregnant with Martin's child -- began on the car ride home, where the suspect allegedly kicked and scratched her boyfriend and accused him of being selfish, according to the New York Daily News.
After Martin stopped the car to run a quick errand, Phelan allegedly stole the vehicle, leaving the two men and little boy to walk home the rest of the way.
The fight continued back at the couple's home, where Phelan allegedly locked Martin, his son, and cousin outside of the home. When Martin was finally able to get inside the residence, Asst. State's Attorney Glen Runk said Phelan stabbed him in the side with a knife.
Runk said the suspect told Martin, who was bleeding out on the ground, "This is what you get for messing with me. I hope you die, motherfucker."
Despite efforts from Martin's cousin to save him, the victim died a short time later at the hospital.
“His last words was to me,” Martin’s son, Lavelle, told the Sun-Times last Thursday. “He said, ‘I’m gonna die, but I love you.’"
Phelan has been charged with first-degree murder.
Don’t miss out — be the first to know all the latest and breaking news. Learn more