Pregnant mother shot, killed at Baton Rouge apartment _lowres

Brittney Mills

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The FBI says it has gotten into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters in California, so prosecutors have dropped their case trying to compel Apple to do it.

Now East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore is waiting to see if the FBI will use its master key to help solve an unsolved murder here, according to a report by on the NPR website.

In heartbreaking fashion, Barbara Mills tells NPR the story of her pregnant daughter Brittney’s death and the struggle to unlock information on her phone that may help lead to her killer.

Moore describes his frustration, knowing valuable information may be in the phone and that time was of the essence in getting that information. Developments in the San Bernardino case give him hope:

“Our understanding is that if they’re able to get into that phone, that they can probably get into Miss Mills’ phone, which hopefully will benefit us one way or the other,” he said.

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