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Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend now charged with first-degree murder

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A man accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend outside of a nail salon in Newport News – faced a judge Thursday morning where he learned his charge of second-degree murder was changed to first-degree murder.

Maya Pasquinel Frye

41-year-old Maya Frye was arrested and charged back in April after police say 26-year-old Jocelyn Frazier was shot and killed outside of busy shopping center on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News.

According to court papers – obtained by News 3 – Frye stopped at the Suffolk Police Department a few hours after the shooting - not to turn himself in - but to ask if he had active warrants in an accident he was involved in. Hours later police arrested Frye.

Thursday morning in court, News 3 learned Frye and Frazier have a child together.

Frye is expected to be back in court for a preliminary hearing in September.

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