Pregnant Mom Killed, Estranged Husband Shares His Whereabouts

Friday, January 13th 2012, 12:29 am
By: News 9

News 9 has learned more about a young mother who police found dead Wednesday in Midwest City. Friends of Jessica McPherson-Brown say she was pregnant at the time of her death.

On Thursday, News 9 learned where Jessica was supposed to be the day she died.

It was Wednesday morning when police found Jessica's young children alone in their front yard. Shortly after, they found Jessica dead inside the home with trauma to her body. McPherson-Brown was the second pregnant woman within a week found dead on the metro's southeast side. Jaymie Adams's body was found Saturday near a bike trail.

Police have not named a suspect in either case. Police in Midwest City said McPherson-Brown's estranged husband Fabion Brown has hired a lawyer.

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Call logs from 911 showed police were dispatched to the Browns' home nearly two dozen times between March and September of 2011.

"The calls ranged from trespass of a person, mental health intervention, an arson and malicious mischief," Chief Brandon Clabes of the Midwest City police said.

Among those calls was one for a restraining order violation. Police said McPherson-Brown had filed the order against her ex-husband.

"The ex-husband is someone we want to speak to and we've been in contact with him," Clabes said.

On Thursday, one of Fabion Brown's friends told News 9 that Fabion did not kill Jessica McPherson-Brown.

"He was a great dad," Kelley Hailey said.

Hailey called herself Fabion Brown's best friend. She said she received a text message from him just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, moments before police found Jessica's body. Hailey said Brown was in court at 9 a.m. for a divorce hearing, but McPherson-Brown never arrived.

"He sent me a text message about 10:30 saying Jessica hadn't got there," said Hailey. "There's no way he could have had time to do that and be in court by 9."

At the time of McPherson-Brown's death, her profile picture on Facebook was that of her unborn child's ultrasound image. In Oklahoma, double murder charges can be filed against anyone who murders a pregnant woman at any stage of her pregnancy.

As of late Thursday, McPherson-Brown's two children were still in protective custody.