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Boy (11) killed dad's pregnant fiancee

AN 11-year-old boy killed his father's pregnant fiancee and her unborn son with a shotgun.

A US court in Pittsburgh yesterday found Jordan Brown, who was 11 at the time of the killing but is now 14, guilty of the death of Kenzie Houk and her child.

The verdict on the criminal homicide charges means Brown could remain in juvenile court custody until he's 21.

Both the boy and his supporters, including his father, have insisted he's innocent.

Houk, who was eight and a half months pregnant, was shot in the back of the head with Brown's .20-gauge youth model shotgun while lying in bed. The shooting occurred after the boy's father, Christopher Brown, left for work, with only Jordan Brown and Houk's two daughters, aged 7 and 4, in the house.

Police were called after Houk's younger daughter wandered outside and told a tree trimmer that she believed her mother was dead.

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