CALUMET CITY (STMW) — A south suburban man and woman have been charged with the slaying of a pregnant Alsip teenager, prosecutors said Thursday.

Deandre Minkens, 20, of 329 156th Place in Calumet City; and Shante Thomas, 19, of 14500 Woodlawn in Dolton, are each charged with murder, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin.

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They are charged with killing Rosemary Newman, who was nine months pregnant, and with the intentional homicide of her unborn daughter, Conklin said.

Rosemary Newman (Credit: CBS)

He would not comment on the relationship between the suspects and Newman.

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The 18-year-old from Alsip didn’t return home Saturday night after going out with a friend. By the time her mother reported her missing Sunday morning, her partially clothed body had already been reported found in a Cook County Forest Preserve near Calumet City.

She died by strangulation, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, which ruled her death a homicide.

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