Pregnant Chicago Woman Allegedly Kills Boyfriend Over Failure to Buy Gift

Miata Phelan, seven months pregnant, reportedly erupted in a furor when her boyfriend bought gifts for others, but not her, police say.

Miata Phelan
Miata Phelan Cook County Sheriff's Department

A trip to the mall ended in a deadly dispute recently when police say a pregnant woman stabbed her boyfriend to death after he bought gifts for everyone, except her, the Daily News reports.

Police say Miata Phelan, 24, stabbed the father of her unborn child, Larry Martin, 28, on April 30 inside the apartment they shared. She is seven months pregnant.

“This is what you get for messing with me. I hope you die mother f—-r,” the woman allegedly said over her lover’s bleeding body, the Daily News reports.

The incident began after a trip to a local shopping mall when Martin bought gifts for his 8-year-old son Lavelle and for Martin’s 25-year-old cousin, sending the woman spiraling into a rage, the report says.  She blasted Martin, calling him “selfish,” Assistant State Attorney Glen Runk told The Chicago Tribune.

Police say that the woman began attacking Martin while he was driving home from the mall, almost causing an accident. When he stopped to run an errand, the woman reportedly kicked and scratched him, then drove off with the car. The fight resumed after he finally made it home, the report says.

When the woman opened the door, prosecutors say she stabbed Martin with a knife while his young son watched, the News writes.

“His last words was to me,” Lavelle told the Sun-Times. “He said, ‘I’m gonna die, but I love you.’ ”

Read more at the Daily News.