The 22-year-old was convicted of murdering 24-year-old Tiffany Gillespie and her unborn baby in 2012.
The crime occurred in Philadelphia, Penn.
The report was posted August 15, 2015.
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A Philadelphia jury on Friday found a 22-year-old South Philadelphia man guilty of first-degree murder for shooting his girlfriend after she said she was pregnant with his child.
The Common Pleas Court jury of six men and six women returned its verdict against Aaron Fitzpatrick in its fourth day of deliberations, finding him guilty of shooting of Tiffany Gillespie, 24, in 2012.
The jury, which on Thursday indicated it was deadlocked on all but two charges, also found Fitzpatrick guilty of third-degree murder in the death of the 5-month-old fetus Gillespie was carrying, and two firearms counts.
Fitzpatrick frowned and shook his head side to side as he heard the verdict. He was silent when Judge Steven R. Geroff asked him whether he had anything to say before Geroff imposed two concurrent life prison terms without possibility of parole. The sentence is mandatory.
"I don't understand what was going through your mind," Geroff told Fitzpatrick. "I don't know what possessed you to shoot this lady in the back of the head, but that's all on you."
Defense attorney Stephen P. Patrizio said he did not know whether Fitzpatrick would appeal.
Gillespie's body was discovered by her mother about 2:20 a.m. in the basement of their home in the 2300 block of South Mildred Street.
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