A Maine man is due to be sentenced in the hit-and-run killing of his pregnant former girlfriend.
Evaristo De Deus pleaded guilty to murder in October in Androscoggin Count Superior Court, and prosecutors are seeking a 45-year sentence on Tuesday.
Police say the Lewiston man intentionally struck Laudrinha Kubeloso from behind with an SUV in September 2014 as she walked home from an adult education class.
Authorities captured De Deus in New York 10 minutes before his flight was due to depart JFK airport for Haiti. He is from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Police say auto parts found at the scene matched make, model and color of the defendant's damaged SUV, which was later found abandoned.