A Charlotte man who has been charged with assaulting women eight times in the last 15 years is now charged with murder, police said, in the death of his 33-year-old girlfriend.
Emanee Womack was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
About 11 hours earlier, on Saturday night, police were called to Carolinas Medical Center, where Womack was in critical condition. Doctors told investigators they believed her injuries could have resulted from domestic violence.
When offices arrived, they talked to Womacks boyfriend, 31-year-old Sharrandon Lamonta Adams. He told police that he and Womack got into a fight on OHara Drive in southwest Charlotte. He said he had pushed her, and that she fell and hit her head.
Police said the couple then left that address and went about nine miles away to a home on West Boulevard, where the fight continued. At some point Womack became unconscious and was taken to the hospital.
Police initially charged Adams, of Charlotte, with assault inflicting serious bodily injury, a felony. After Womack died, he was charged with murder. Hes being held in Mecklenburg jail, where hes been in custody since Saturday night.
Court records show Adams has been charged with assault on a female eight times in Mecklenburg County since 1998 but convicted only once. That was in 2001.
In another case, he was convicted of simple assault instead and was ordered to seek help from New Options for Violent Actions (NOVA), a batterer intervention program, records show.
His other convictions include soliciting a crime against nature, aiding and abetting prostitution, resisting an officer and drug offenses.
Womacks sister Camille Womack Lofton wrote on Facebook about her sister, who was nicknamed Peaches. Lofton recalled her big pretty smile.
On Sunday, she wrote, Ladies if you are in a domestic violence situation please get out.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Staff researcher Maria David contributed.