Akeila Ware, 29, who was a mother of five and was also about 33 weeks pregnant with a sixth child was found dead inside her car in Troup County Tuesday afternoon 5th of October 2021.
Alonzo Dargan Jr., a U.S. soldier is in custody and faces several charges in relation to the murder of the pregnant woman from LaGrange.
Ware’s mother, Twila Ware soberly said, “I just want everyone to know what a great person my daughter was,” she said. “She always accomplished the goals she set out, she was hardworking, had five kids, and worked hard for her kids.”
“She was always making me laugh about something silly. Whenever you’d pick up the phone, you knew she was going to say something silly,” her mother added.
Ware was found inside her car, riddled with bullet holes, on the side of Highway 18 near East Drummond. She was then rushed to a hospital in Columbus and died from her injuries.
Dargan is believed to be the father of the unborn child.
Investigators found vehicle evidence at the scene of Ware’s death matching a silver Nissan owned by Dargan. They also placed him in the Troup County area at the time of the homicide.
Dargan was an active member of the US Army with a wife and children.