Man gets life in prison for drive-by shooting that killed pregnant mom in Clearwater

Pinellas County
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A 42-year-old Pinellas County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to shooting and killing a pregnant mother in December 2017.

Clearwater police say Charles Allen pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of first-degree murder for a drive-by shooting that killed 30-year-old Elizabeth Rosado and her unborn child.

Rosado was in a car with her husband, 10-year-old daughter and a teenage family member when she was shot on Dec. 17, 2017. It happened just one block away from her parents’ house on Scranton Avenue in Clearwater. 

Rosado’s husband was behind the wheel, stopped behind a white car. When he decided to pass it, police say Allen fired a shot that killed Rosado and her unborn child. Allen told officers he was paranoid and shot his rifle because he thought he was being robbed by the passing car.

Allen will now serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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