Pregnant Kansas Woman Is Fatally Shot on Day She Was to Learn Baby’s Sex — and Boyfriend Is Charged

A 26-year-old Kansas man has been accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend three months ago — on the very day she planned to learn the sex of her baby at an ultrasound appointment.

PEOPLE confirms that Devonte Dominique Wash is being held on $5 million bail after being charged with capital murder for allegedly killing Ashley Harlan on Jan. 30, according to a statement from the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office.

Harlan, 23, was found fatally shot in her Olathe home. She was 20 weeks pregnant when she was killed — and authorities believe Wash was the baby’s father, the statement says.

Harlan died hours before she was to learn the sex of her unborn baby.

Ashley Harlan

Wash has not entered a plea

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