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Man charged in murder of woman, unborn child at Wilmington hotel

Published: Aug. 17, 2016 at 9:45 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM EDT
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Tevin Vann is accused of murdering 21-year-old Ashley Ann Mclean of Lillington and her unborn...
Tevin Vann is accused of murdering 21-year-old Ashley Ann Mclean of Lillington and her unborn child. (Source: WECT)
Tevin Vann (Source: NHCSO)
Tevin Vann (Source: NHCSO)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department charged a 24-year-old man late Tuesday night in connection to the murder of a pregnant woman at a Wilmington hotel last week.

Tevin Vann is accused of murdering 21-year-old Ashley Ann Mclean of Lillington and her unborn child. He faces two counts of first-degree murder and is being held without bond.

Mclean's body was found by a housekeeper at the Best Western on Market Street on Friday.

According to WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley, a cause of death has not been determined.

Vann made his first court appearance in New Hanover County Wednesday morning where the judge ordered he be held without bond until his next court date on Sept 1. He will be put in New Hanover County jail until then.

The judge also told Vann that the maximum penalty he could face would be death, depending on what the District Attorney's Office decides.

This isn't Vann's first time in jail. He was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon in New Hanover County in 2012.

According to court documents, the maximum sentence for his previous crime was four year and seven months, but Vann only served part of that. If he served the maximum sentence, he would still be in jail until November of this year. Vann was released nearly two years ago and his parole for the crime ended last year.

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