Prattville Al. man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, unborn son

An Alabama man has recently pleaded guilty to two counts of murder for the deaths of his pregnant wife and their unborn son.

Court documents stated that Summer Tatum was five months pregnant when she was shot twice in the back of the head at the couple’s home on Sunset Court in Prattville. The filings stated that the shooting happened around midnight on Oct. 18, 2021, while the couple was involved in a physical altercation.

Robinson said that the argument had involved allegations that Tatum had been caught cheating on his wife.

An unresponsive Summer Tatum was rushed to a Montgomery hospital in life-threatening condition, where she died. Medical professionals performed an emergency delivery of the baby, later named Everett, who died a short time later in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

June 21, 2023 Hunter Tatum entered a plea agreement before closing arguments in his capital murder trial. The prosecution sought the death penalty, but Tatum’s deal will see him spend the rest of his life in prison.

Tatum agreed to plead guilty to one count of murder for the death of his wife, Summer Tatum, and one count of intentional murder of their unborn son. After the pleas, Robinson said that Tatum was sentenced to consecutive 99-year prison terms. Tatum waived his right to appeal the 198-year sentence on any grounds.