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Man faces two murder counts for murder of pregnant woman in Florence Co.

Left: Darkel Foreman (Source: FCDC), Right: Tomena Ford (Source: Ashley Wood), Background: The scene of the fatal shooting. (Source: Audrey Bisek) Left: Darkel Foreman (Source: FCDC), Right: Tomena Ford (Source: Ashley Wood), Background: The scene of the fatal shooting. (Source: Audrey Bisek)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – When authorities arrived at the scene where an eight-months-pregnant woman was found shot to death, the suspect was sitting on the front steps of the Ashley Court home with a bloody shirt, and investigators found blood in every room of the house, according to a Florence County Sheriff's Office incident report.

Deputies responded to the home after the suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Darkel Foreman, called 911 and said he had just shot his girlfriend and their unborn baby during an argument, the report states.

When deputies arrived, they found Foreman sitting on the front steps of the home, talking on a phone, with blood on his white tank top shirt. They placed him in handcuffs and went into the home. They found blood on the glass screen door, and on the floor and walls of the living room, according to the report. That’s when they found 33-year-old Tomena Ford lying on her stomach in a large puddle of blood. They called out to her, but she didn’t respond, and EMS arrived on scene.

A deputy who walked through the house with forensic investigators noted in the report that they saw blood in every room in the house before locating the firearm.

Another official with the FCSO said in the report that once Foreman was placed in the patrol vehicle, he began kicking the passenger door’s glass very hard. When a deputy told him to stop, Foreman began “yelling and cussing and yelled some woman’s name and said rest in peace,” the report states. Authorities then placed Foreman in leg restraints, and later transported him to the county jail.

Foreman has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and remains in custody at the Florence County Detention Center. On Thursday, a new warrant was served on Foreman, charging him with a second count of murder for Ford's unborn child.

Ford was reportedly living at the Ashley Court house with Foreman. Family members say after several miscarriages in the past, Ford was finally ready to have her own child.

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