By ELIZABETH CZAPSKI
Homicide Watch Chicago
Wilteeah Jones, known to her family as “Teeah,” was “so excited” about becoming a parent, it was all she talked about, her uncle Donnie Weaver said.
In the last few months of Jones’ life, “every day that’s all you heard, was [about] her being a mom,” Weaver said. “She loved social media, so she put up something every day about counting down to the day that she was going to have her baby.”
At her baby shower, “she was so excited, she was just glowing,” Weaver said.
Jones was pregnant with a girl and already had a name picked out: Maleah Keanna, with “Maleah” made by putting “Malik” and “Teeah” together, Jones’ mother Valerie Weaver said.
Malik was her boyfriend and the baby’s father, Malik K. Bingham.
Then the unthinkable: A shooting Feb. 22 in the South Side Chatham neighborhood claimed the lives of Jones and Bingham, and their unborn child.