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Man charged in slaying of pregnant girlfriend

September 27, 2007|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A man suspected of fatally shooting his pregnant girlfriend while she was driving him and her two children was charged Wednesday with murder.

Stephen Mark Picart, 33, is accused in the death of Sharon Carter and the unborn baby. He made his first court appearance in Compton Superior Court. Picart was ordered jailed in lieu of $4-million bail.

Carter, 31, was shot in the back of the head Sunday as she was driving her SUV in Watts, authorities said. After she was shot, her SUV hit two cars and stopped. The gunman fled. Her sons, ages 4 and 14, were not injured. Picart later surrendered.

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