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Second Suspect Arrested In Beating Death Outside Traffic Court

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – CBS Philly has learned a suspect has been arrested in connection to the beating death of a pregnant woman outside Philadelphia traffic court. Sources say the suspect was picked up by police Wednesday.

Tuesday police announced they identified all of the individuals involved in the Monday afternoon beating death at 8th and Spring Garden Streets.

According to investigators, 21-year-old Tovoyia Owens went to traffic court with her boyfriend and when the couple walked out of the building, the two were confronted by two other men. Eyewitnesses told police, the two men began arguing then punching and kicking Owens to the ground. Owens was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

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Police say they believe the two attackers were Owens’ ex-boyfriend and his brother.

Police maintain their information is based on the one suspect arrested at the scene and are withholding the suspects’ names until charges are officially filed in this case.

According to friends, Owens was four months pregnant and was working and studying to become a lawyer. Friends say Owens was a student at Cheyney University and a mother to a 3-year-old girl.

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