Huntsville police officer charged with killing Trion girlfriend
Family says Courtney Spraggins was pregnant with his child
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (WDEF) – The girlfriend who investigators say was killed by a Huntsville police officer is from northwest Georgia.
Courtney Spraggins was shot to death on Friday in Madison County, Alabama.
She grew up in Trion, Georgia.
Police say she was in a romantic relationship with Huntsville Police officer David McCoy and was seven months pregnant.
Police say McCoy initially tried to convince other officers that she committed suicide.
But he has been charged with the murder.
According to her mother, Spraggins was a registered nurse and mother of two children.
She told WHNT news “I’m going to raise awareness because to me, I have to. I have to make sure that this does not ever happen to someone else’s child again.”
McCoy’s defense attorneys are asking for a gag order on the case to restrict people from talking about their relationship.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Spraggins’ family with funeral expenses.