Tyrail Wynn (Carroll County Sheriff’s Office)

Suspect to plead not guilty in death of pregnant Carroll County mom

Two weeks after a pregnant mother was shot to death inside her apartment, a Carroll County grand jury indicted the only person charged in the case. But the murder suspect plans to enter a not guilty plea, his attorney said.

“Our firm is conducting our own investigation into these allegations,” attorney Jason Swindle told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. “There does not seem to be a plausible motive for this terribly unfortunate event.”

Tyrail Arrenzo Wynn, 25, of Carrollton, was arrested July 10, five days after Nakita Lashawn Holland was found dead in her home. Holland, 36, had been shot multiple times, possibly in front of her 2-year-old daughter.

Holland’s sister stopped by the Bennett Circle home to check on her and heard the toddler crying before she and the landlord went inside and found Holland dead in a bedroom. The little girl was not injured, but relatives said she was covered in her mother’s blood.

Holland was nine months pregnant with a little boy when she was killed. Carrollton police Capt. Chris Dobbs said Tuesday that investigators were awaiting results of a GBI autopsy that would identify the baby’s father.

In addition to murder, Wynn was indicted on a feticide charge. He was being held in the Carroll County jail without bond Tuesday afternoon, but a bond hearing is scheduled Aug. 19, according to Swindle.

Wynn’s arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 23, but he plans to waive his arraignment and enter a plea of not guilty to all charges, Swindle said.

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