Wake County chief public defender Charles Caldwell, left, extends a hand to his client, Daniel Joseph Steele, 25, as Steele made a Wake County court first appearance Monday, April 20, 2015. Steele is charged with the first degree murder shooting of his pregnant girlfriend Kimberly Dianne Richardson, 25, last weekend in Raleigh. Richardson died at WakeMed on Sunday but her child, a girl, survived. Steele's next court appearance will be Monday, May 11, 2015.
Wake County chief public defender Charles Caldwell, left, extends a hand to his client, Daniel Joseph Steele, 25, as Steele made a Wake County court first appearance Monday, April 20, 2015. Steele is charged with the first degree murder shooting of his pregnant girlfriend Kimberly Dianne Richardson, 25, last weekend in Raleigh. Richardson died at WakeMed on Sunday but her child, a girl, survived. Steele's next court appearance will be Monday, May 11, 2015. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Wake County chief public defender Charles Caldwell, left, extends a hand to his client, Daniel Joseph Steele, 25, as Steele made a Wake County court first appearance Monday, April 20, 2015. Steele is charged with the first degree murder shooting of his pregnant girlfriend Kimberly Dianne Richardson, 25, last weekend in Raleigh. Richardson died at WakeMed on Sunday but her child, a girl, survived. Steele's next court appearance will be Monday, May 11, 2015. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

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