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Fiancé, 18,  arrested after missing pregnant teen is found strangled to death in Georgia woods

Fiancé, 18, is arrested after missing pregnant teen ‘who was a victim of domestic abuse’ is found strangled to death in Georgia woods

  • Aldeyshaun Locklear, 18, was arrested for the strangulation death of Téa Choates
  • He has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault related to strangulation and concealing a death
  • Choates body was found Tuesday in a wooded area in Dekalb County 
  • Chaotes was reported last seen by Locklear after she went missing on August 6, the girl’s mother – Ebony King – said on Facebook
  • King shared that the girl was three months pregnant
  • Locklear is currently being held without bond 

The fiancé of a pregnant 19-year-old has been arrested for her murder after the strangled teen’s body was found Tuesday in a Georgia woods. 

Aldeyshaun Locklear, 18, was arrested for the strangulation death of Téa Choates. He has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault related to strangulation and concealing a death. 

According to DeKalb County police, Choates body was found in a wooded area in Dekalb County. She appeared to have died from strangulation but a coroner still has to give her exact cause of death, AJC reports. 

Choates body was found in a wooded area in Dekalb County

Aldeyshaun Locklear, 18, was arrested for the strangulation death of Téa Choates

Chaotes was reported last seen by Locklear after she went missing on August 6, the girl’s mother – Ebony King – said on Facebook. King shared that the girl was three months pregnant. 

Chaotes was reported last seen by Locklear after she went missing on August 6, the girl's mother - Ebony King - said on Facebook

Chaotes was reported last seen by Locklear after she went missing on August 6, the girl’s mother – Ebony King – said on Facebook

In the Facebook post, King wrote that the last text she had received from her daughter had come from Locklear’s phone. 

King added in a later post after news of her daughter’s death: ‘We are numb and at a loss for words. My gift, my love, my heartbeat, my hero, my 1st born baby is gone.’

The mother shared that she had been trying to get her daughter to move to Florida for months, but the teen refused and wanted to stay with Locklear. King runs a center in the state that helps survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse. 

‘She loved him,’ King said. ‘She wanted to stay, no matter what I would say to her. She really just wanted the family.’ 

King and her husband confronted Locklear in March and on numerous other occasions about his violence towards Choates. But Locklear would text King claiming he loved her daughter.  

‘Téa’s biggest thing was she would say, “I could change him, I can help him,”‘ she said. ‘That’s how her heart was built … but you can’t love a person hard enough to change.’

Locklear is currently being held without bond. 

King shared that she had been trying to get her daughter to move to Florida for months, but the teen refused and wanted to stay with Locklear

King shared that she had been trying to get her daughter to move to Florida for months, but the teen refused and wanted to stay with Locklear

The woman was three months pregnant when she was tragically killed

The woman was three months pregnant when she was tragically killed



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