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Arrest made after Lakeland mom was ‘brutally’ killed in front of her children, police say

LAKELAND, Fla. — On Tuesday, Lakeland Police are expected to provide more information on the arrest of a man accused of killing a Lakeland mother in front of her children.

Police say Jeannairy “Jeannie” Dominguez, 25, was “brutally” gunned down on July 19 in her home on Monroe Street. Authorities say she was killed in front of her three young children ages seven, five and three.

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Late on Monday night, police announced that Dominguez’s “estranged boyfriend” Jacarie Dovontis Moore, 22, was charged with first-degree murder.


Dominguez’s family spoke out in July after the shooting and called for an arrest in the case. The family held a press conference with Pastor Carl Soto of Black Lives Matter Restoration Polk Inc.

At the time, Soto said the family believed an ex-boyfriend was behind the shooting. Soto said they believed that “due to the help of the community” and those who lived in the area.

“We are also speaking to the people responsible to let you know that we see you, and you will not be able to hide forever,” Soto said at the time.

↓Watch the full press conference from July 24 below

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“I want justice for my daughter,” Dominguez’s mother said at the time. “She was killed in her own house. She was not out on the street looking for trouble.”

Police say Moore was already in custody on unrelated charges and the warrant was served to him at the Polk County Jail.

Lakeland Police Chief Ruben Garcia and the department’s Criminal Investigation Division are holding a press conference at 1:30 p.m. to provide more details on the case.

↓Watch press conference live here↓

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