Police: Couple hired hitman to kill pregnant Baytown woman in February

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A couple allegedly hired a hitman to kill a pregnant woman for $1500 in Baytown. (KTRK)

Two more people have been charged in the deaths of a 21-year-old mother-to-be in Baytown, and her unborn child, who was only a month away from being delivered.

Among those charged in the murder-for-hire involving Rose Maria Hunt, is the man believed to have been the father of the unborn child.

Hunt's body was found last month on Tri-City Road in Baytown.

The one break in the case came from a driver who noted the license plate of a car that drove away from something wrapped in a blanket.

David Joseph Galindo claimed he and Hunt, who was eight and a half months pregnant were on a date, when someone drove his car off the road, then shot and killed her.

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Police didn't buy it.

The investigation led authorities to the man they believe to have been the father of the baby, Derick Metcalf, and his 18 year old girlfriend, Daizy Costello.

They were arrested Thursday and charged in the murder-for-hire.

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Allegedly, the couple paid Galindo $1500 to kill Hunt. She died from a single gunshot to the back of her head.

Baytown police Lt. Steve Norris said Metcalf and Costello confessed.

"I think it's safe to say none of those we talked to so far have shown any true remorse for the true tragedy, which is the death of Rose Maria Hunt and her unborn child," said Norris.

The motive, according to Norris, appears to have been connected to the fact that Hunt was pregnant.

Judging from her Facebook page, she was excited about being a mom. She posted sonogram pictures as recently as mid-February, days before she was killed.

The charge against Galindo has been upgraded to capital murder.

Charges against Metcalf and Costello could be enhanced as well. Metcalf and Costello are in Harris County jail.

As for the $1500, Norris said it was spent within hours of it being paid.

"It was used to buy a cheap computer and some other stuff," said Norris. "Money paid to take two lives."

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