Pregnant Teen Who Desperately Wanted To Be A Mom Found Dead In Motel Room

A teenage girl who was ecstatic to become a mother after finding out she was pregnant was found shot to death in a motel, with her fiance arrested as the prime suspect. Klowie Moore from Graham, Texas, was 16 weeks along and had always dreamed of having her own family. Sadly, her life was cut short by the man she loved, Gage Gillentine, according to News Channel 6.

  1. The couple checked into the Executive Inn on August 16. However, on Friday, September 11, police were called after a shooting was reported in room 106. Paramedics discovered Moore in the room with fatal gunshot wounds and rushed her to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
  2. Gillentine wasn’t arrested right away. While police believed he was in the room at the time and he was known to be staying there with Moore, police didn’t have enough evidence to arrest him immediately. However, he was arrested and charged with Moore’s murder a few days later. The Graham Leader reports he was booked into the Young County Jail with a bond of $500,000.
  3. A GoFundMe was started after Moore was “tragically taken from us too soon.” The page, which aimed to reach $5,000 and has since done so, was set up by Moore’s best friend, Jennifer Neff. “She was kind-hearted and loving to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her,” Neff said of Moore. “I loved her so much. She was my best friend and like a sister to me. She was beautiful, wild, and just so incredible. She would have been an amazing mother to that baby. She wanted a baby and a family so bad. My kids loved her and called her Aunt KoKo. I could go on and on about how wonderful she is but if you knew her then you experienced firsthand.”
  4. It’s unclear what Gillentine’s motivation was for murdering Moore. No motive has been established, or at least not publicly discussed. It’s possible that Gillentine didn’t want to become a father, but so far, there’s no evidence that suggests what led to this tragic event.

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