HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – A grand jury has upgraded the charge against a Chesterfield man accused of murdering his pregnant mistress.
Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney Wade Kizer told NBC12 today that a multi jurisdictional grand jury has indicted Gregory L. Nelson, Jr. for capital murder, a charge which carries the possibility of the death penalty upon conviction.
Nelson, 27, is accused in the March 9 stabbing death of Susana Cisneros, 24, a former Chipotle co-worker who family members say was nine months pregnant with Nelson's child. Her bloody body was discovered in a W. Broad Street restaurant parking lot. Until now, Nelson faced charges of first degree murder and premeditated murder of a fetus.
The capital murder indictment indicates that prosecutors plan to provide evidence to show that by killing Cisneros, Nelson intended to kill the unborn child as well.