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Song of The Day

Saw the Chevy commercial and it reminded me of how much I love this song. I hope you enjoy!

Pregnant Woman Who Was Kidnapped, Set on Fire and Shot Gives Birth

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Antonio Mathis, left, and Jamal Rogers (Warren Police Department/AP Photo)

pregnant woman who was kidnapped, set on fire and shot in the back in what police say was an horrific attempt to kill her unborn baby, gave birth to a boy today, hours before her ex-boyfriend and another man were charged in the attack.

Latonya Bowman, 22, was only eight months pregnant, but doctors performed an emergency Caesarean section this morning.

Jamal Rogers, the child’s father, and his roommate Antonio Mathis, both 22, were arraigned today on kidnapping, attempted murder and conspiracy charges and could face life in prison. Both requested court-appointed lawyers. They were denied bail.

Rogers allegedly began planning the attack in March, when he found out Bowman was pregnant with his third child. He enlisted Mathis, who did not even want money to participate, according to police.

The attack occurred early Saturday morning when Bowman was dropping her ex-boyfriend at his new girlfriend’s Warren, Mich., home after seeing a drive-in movie, the woman told police. After they pulled into the garage and got out of the car, the garage door closed unexpectedly, she said.

“She was grabbed by the throat and a gun was put to her head. She was ordered to the ground, duct taped, her feet, her hands and her mouth, ordered into the backseat of the car,” Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green said.

She was blindfolded before being put back into her car and driven to an alley in Detroit, Green said.

The man who kidnapped her indicated that it was because of her pregnancy.

“[The suspect] said, ‘You know why this is happening,’ and then he asked her about how far along she was,” Green said.

The woman told police she felt liquid being poured on her, heard a match strike and then was set on fire.

“She was able to get out of the car and start rolling on the ground, trying to put the fire out,” Green said. “And when that happened, two shots were fired and she was struck once in the back.”

After being shot, the woman played dead, and the man left, police said. She was able to free herself and drove to her mother’s house in Detroit. Her mother took her to the hospital.

Police took Rogers into custody on Saturday and named him a person of interest in the case. He had not called 911 when she was kidnapped, police said.

ABC News affiliate WXYZ contributed to this report.

Song of The Day

I finally have a car. It’s so awesome! It’s a little rough around the edges though. The wax coating is coming off the top of the hood, it makes this horrible sound when being cut on for the first time of the day and it kinds sticks while going from 1st to 2nd gear, but hey I can’t complain too much. Also, those little annoyances will keep other people out of my car as much as possible. Hey I can’t complain. My parents did the best they could. I thought I was going too get a brand new car but it definitely makes more since to give my mother the brand new car and give me the completely paid off fixer upper. Whateves it only has to last me the next couple of years and then I can buy a new one once I’m a little more financially stable. I’ll have to save up enough money to override my credit rating. Other than that, life is pretty nice. School has started back and I desperately miss spring break but I only have to make it 8 more week and then I will have finally obtained my undergrad!

Song of The Day

I downloaded the best of Electric Light Orchestra for one song but, I didn’t immediately delete the rest because I assumed there had to be more great tales coming and I was right!. I love this song so much. I even love the underlying message of get up, get out, and make your life better! It’s so awesome I’ve been going around all day saying “I wish I was Horace Wimp’s wife” . Haha! I hope you guys enjoy this as much I do!

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