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Felon faces murder charges in death of Staten Island couple

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Posted at 7:51 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 19:51:30-04

STATEN ISLAND — A man once convicted of manslaughter has been arrested on murder charges in a shooting on Staten Island that killed a pregnant woman and her boyfriend.

Police say 45-year-old Philip Moreno was taken into custody after he was seen leaving the scene Monday with a handgun.

The charges were announced Tuesday morning. Moreno’s lawyer says his client is expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon via video.

He says that “we’re still investigating what happened inside that house that led to this tragedy.”

Another woman was injured and taken to a hospital in serious condition. A 2-year-old was not injured.