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Michael Boyce, Fla. man, accused of fatally shooting wife who was pregnant with twins

(CBS/AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - Deputies say an Orlando man fatally shot his wife Thursday afternoon, who was eight months pregnant with twins. Michael Boyce, 33, was arrested Thursday on first-degree murder charges and was taken to the Orange County Jail.

When deputies arrived at the home, Boyce told them his 23-year-old wife Alexis Boyce had shot herself in the head. When confronted with more evidence, deputies say Boyce told them he accidentally shot her.

According to CBS affiliate WKMG, Alexis Boyce's parents, who lived at the apartment with the couple, heard the gunshot from their bedroom.

The victim was found unresponsive in the living room.

One of the twin boys survived and was taken Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. 

Alexis Boyce and the other twin were pronounced dead.

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