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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Darius R. Coffie pleaded guilty to killing a pregnant woman Tuesday. 

Coffie pleaded guilty to first degree murder and intentional homicide to an unborn child. 

Coffie was arrested following a chase conducted by U.S. Marshals and the Springfield Police Department after they issued a warrant for first-degree murder charges. 

Authorities report on May 9 around 7:30 p.m. officers responded to the 1300 block of N. Walnut Grove Avenue after receiving reports of shots fired in the area.

Once on scene, they found 25-year-old Shyann S. Foster with multiple gunshot wounds. Police said she was dead when officers arrived.

Autopsy results showed Foster died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and extremities. Foster was pregnant when she was killed. 

Coffie will serve life in prison. 

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