2 Men Arrested in Separate Deaths of 2 Fetuses

Times Staff Writer

Two Pomona men were in jail on suspicion of murder Monday in unrelated cases after an apparently accidental shooting resulted in the death of a near-term fetus in one case and a domestic fight ended in a miscarriage by a woman who was 3 months pregnant in the other.

Anthony Coleman, 19, was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly shot and seriously wounded a 16-year-old girl, Lillian Kelley, who was 9 months pregnant, police said.

In the other case, police arrested Armando Cisneros, 39, on Saturday after he allegedly knocked to the ground the woman with whom he lives and she suffered a miscarriage.

In the incident involving Coleman, Kelley’s near-term fetus was killed when a slug from a .38-caliber revolver pierced her abdomen as she sat in a Pomona apartment that she was visiting. Kelley was listed in serious condition at Pomona Valley Community Hospital Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.


The shooting occurred after Yamil Henderson of Pomona, who was also visiting the apartment, took out the revolver and began playing with it, police said. They said Coleman, who lived in the apartment, apparently was trying to take the gun away from the man when it went off.