Pregnant woman killed after being shot nine times

CREATED Aug 29, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - A man looking for sex ended up in jail after allegedly shooting a pregnant woman nine times, killing her and her baby.

William Taper, 24 of Milwaukee, was on a chat line on Aug. 23 (his birthday) when he met the victim, who had offered him sex for $60. The woman's boyfriend said they were suffering a financial hardship and needed money for food, so she became involved in prostitution.

Taper agreed to meet with the woman, who was five months pregnant, for sex and to deliver her some marijuana. When he arrived, the woman's boyfriend armed himself with a knife. He heard a slap from the room where the woman and Taper were, and the woman yell "he hit me with the gun". He entered the room and said Taper began shooting at both of them.

The boyfriend was shot twice, and the woman was shot nine times.

Taper later admitted to the crime, and has been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one for the woman who died and one for her unborn baby. He was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. He has not yet been charged with the shooting of the woman's boyfriend.