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latonya bowman pregnant woman burned, shot survives Latonya Bowman, the pregnant Detroit woman who was set on fire and then shot just three weeks before she was to give birth, is now recovering from her injuries, WXYZ-TV reports.

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Beatty’s mother (pictured) is now speaking out for the first time about the horrible incident and how her daughter and grandchild are doing. She told WXYZ that her daughter’s skin grafts have not been healing well and that she struggles with mobility. Her newborn baby, Jaylen, is experiencing breathing problems. He also has holes in his heart.

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“It’s crazy,” says Angela Beatty, Latonya’s mother. “I have never in my life thought something like this could happen.”


Here is a breakdown of how the horrible incident started:

The ordeal began when Latonya went to a movie with Jamal Rogers, the father of the child.

When the two returned to Jamal’s house in Warren, they pulled into the garage where police say Antonio Mathis was waiting.

Mathis allegedly threw Latonya to the ground, duct taped her feet, hands, mouth and eyes, and drove off with Latonya in Latonya’s Saturn Vue.

Police say Rogers and Mathis planned the attack because Rogers did not want the child.

“I know Jamal,” says Beatty. “And I could not believe that he would do something like this to my daughter. Before this she used to say Jamal is the best male friend I ever had.”

Mathis allegedly took Latonya to an alley in Detroit, where he doused her with lighter fluid, set her on fire and shot her once in the back. Latonya played dead, and Mathis ran.

“She’s my superhero,” says Beatty. “I don’t care how she says it, she calls it common sense, I call it you are my hero. You survived, you were on fire, and shot, and knew to play dead, who does that?”

Latonya was able to free herself from the duct tape and drive herself to a gas station where a clerk allowed her to use his cellphone. “She called me,” says Beatty. She said ‘Mama I’ve been…kidnapped, set on fire and shot, get out of the house’.”
She and Latonya drove to a local hospital where she was treated for severe burns and, three days later, underwent an emergency C-section and gave birth to baby Jaylen. One month since that horrible ordeal, mother and son are slowly regaining their health. But, understandably, the mother still has nightmares.
“Even when she’s sitting there, you can see her jumping when she’s trying to sleep,” Beatty says. “She’ll jump up and look around and she says she can vividly see what’s happening and I’m not sure what to do.”
Latonya’s recovery will take years and thousands of dollars to support. If you would like to help Latonya with medical costs, a fund has been set up at Fifth Third Bank in her name for anyone to make a donation.
Go to WXYZ or watch the video above for the full story.

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