A Lewiston, Maine, man is charged with murder in connection with the hit and run slaying of his pregnant girlfriend.
Police say Laudrinha Kubeloso, 32, was hit from behind by a dark blue SUV Tuesday afternoon as she was walking home from her English language class in Lewiston.
While the driver fled the scene on Howe Street, police learned it belonged to Kubeloso's boyfriend, Evaristo Deus, 33.
He was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday morning at JFK airport in New York. He was found on a plane that was about to leave for Haiti.
'We looking into the possibility that these people had domestic issues in the past," said Lt. Mike McGonagle with the Lewiston Police Department. "It's troubling that someone could just be run over like that. It's a very sad situation."
Deus' car was discovered by a security guard in an overflow student parking lot on the University of New England's Portland campus. The school says Deus was not a student there.
It's unclear how he traveled from Maine to New York City.
Detectives plan to escort Deus back to Maine to face the murder charge.