Ricky Anthony Short

Ricky Anthony Short, shown in this 2015 mugshot. Cannon Detention Center/Provided

A North Charleston man was found guilty Friday for the 2015 killing of his girlfriend and her child.

Ricky Anthony Short was found guilty on two counts of murder and a weapons charge, said Spencer Pryor, a North Charleston police spokesman. He received a life sentence. 

The 29-year-old Harper Street resident was arrested in connection with the death of Malakia Frazier.

Frazier, 26, was five or six months pregnant when she died. Emergency personnel managed to keep the mother alive long enough to deliver the baby, a girl named Miracle Frazier.

Miracle lived for 14 days.

According to the arrest affidavit, Frazier and Short were arguing shortly before 11:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2015, when Frazier started walking down Railroad Avenue.

Short went after her and started stabbing her, continuing the assault after she was on the ground. He was charged after police found his jacket and shirt and a large kitchen knife covered with blood in a vacant yard.

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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