NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man on trial for the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child took the stand in a New Hanover County courtroom Thursday, denying he killed her.

Mugshot of Tevin Vann (Photo: NHSO)

Tevin Vann is accused of killing Ashley Ann McLean in August 2016 when he was 24 and she was 21.

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The prosecution says Vann met McLean at the Best Western on Market Street for paid sexual services.

Vann admitted to this.

The prosecutor referenced a previous interview where Vann said McLean had demanded more money and threatened to tell police he raped her.



On the stand Vann admitted he told investigators he hit McLean, but claimed she was alive when he left the room.

Closing statements will begin Friday.