A broke father who is said to be addicted to angel dust and opiates shot his pregnant girlfriend from point blank range, killing her and their unborn child.
Bridget Shenk was three months pregnant with Keith Jackson’s child when she was gunned down in the hallway outside his Staten Island, New York.
The suspected murderer already had three girls, and allegedly told his girlfriend ‘I hope you spit out a boy’, after finding our she was pregnant.
Jackson, 43, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with murder and gun possession.
A broke father, Keith Jackson (pictured), who is said to be addicted to angel dust and opiates shot his pregnant girlfriend from point blank range, killing her and their unborn child
Talking to the New York Post, the victim’s mother, Dorothy, said the couple had been arguing over his use of narcotics.
‘At first, he didn’t want any children,’ she said.
‘And when she found out she was pregnant, he said, “I hope you spit out a boy ’cause my track record sucks”, because he has three girls.
‘We would’ve known the sex of the baby in nine days, but the nine days are gonna be gone and she’s gonna already be in the ground.’
The troubled couple lived together sporadically and Dorothy said Jackson ‘had an issue’ with angel dust – a powerful hallucinogenic.
Dorothy claimed Bridget spent her whole life dreaming of being a parent and that Jackson ripped that away from her.
Bridget Shenk (pictured) was three months pregnant with Keith Jackson’s child when she was gunned down in the hallway outside his Staten Island, New York
She told the NYDP the suspected killer was put on opiates after knee surgery.
Dorothy said the drugs, which come legally in the form of codeine and morphine, are becoming the biggest killer drug on Staten Island.
‘But it didn’t kill him,’ she added. ‘It killed my baby, because my daughter’s not here no more.’
Her daughter tried desperately to save her own life and that of her unborn child by crawling back inside her apartment, but she died in the doorway.