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Chesco DA to seek death penalty for man in girlfriend's death

Gregory Twyman is charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend in Chester County.
Gregory Twyman is charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend in Chester County.
Story Highlights
  • Prosecutors will pursue a death sentence for Gregory Twyman, 44.
  • He was charged in May for the fatal shooting of girlfriend, Jamica Woods.
  • The day before the shooting, Twyman posted a photo of a shotgun shell he bought at Walmart on Facebook.

The Chester County District Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty for a murder suspect who announced his plans to kill his girlfriend on Facebook.

Prosecutors will pursue a death sentence for 44-year-old Gregory Twyman, who was charged last month in the fatal shooting of his longtime girlfriend, Jamica Woods at their East Fallowfield home, officials announced today.

"Jamica Woods was a kind and loving mother," District Attorney Tom Hogan said in a statement. "This crime was a cold-blooded execution. We will seek justice for Jamica's death."

Woods was killed by several shotgun wounds to her torso.

In Hogan's notice of intent to seek the death penalty, he says Twyman has "a significant history of felony convictions involving the use or threat of violence to the person," an aggravating circumstance in support of a death sentence.

The day before the shooting, Twyman posted a photo of a shotgun shell he bought at Walmart on his Facebook page.

A friend asked what it was, and he identified it as a shell, according to court documents.

The friend said: "I'm calling the ATF on your ass now...LOL...."

Twyman wrote: "Gon be too late."

Another friend wrote: "CIA FBI ATF u know snitches be lurking amongst us on here… lol." 

Twyman replied: "Once I handle my business I don’t give a f---!"

Then, on May 21, authorities say, he called 911 and said: "I need the police, I just shot my girlfriend." 

The prosecution's death penalty notice will be formally entered when Twyman is arraigned on Thursday.


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