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Man Charged With Killing Olathe Woman And Her Unborn Child

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A 26-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man was arrested Thursday and charged with killing a pregnant woman in Olathe.

Devonte Dominique Wash is charged with capital murder for killing a woman and her unborn child, according to court documents. 

Ashley Harlan, who was 23 at the time of her death, was shot and killed near the townhouse she shared with her grandfather and was, reportedly, one day away from finding out of the sex on her baby.

Wash had two protection from abuse orders taken out against him over the past few years, according to Johnson County online court records.

He was booked into the Johnson County jail late Thursday and is being held on $5 million bond. Wash will make his first court appearance at 1:30 Friday afternoon.

Just last week, police up the reward for information about the murder to $5,000.

Sam Zeff is KCUR's Metro Reporter. You can follow Sam on Twitter @samzeff

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