Alabama prosecutor drops charges against woman who lost fetus after being shot

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Alabama prosecutor drops charges against woman who lost fetus after being shot


FILE PHOTO: Marshae Jones, indicted on manslaughter charges involving the shooting death of her unborn child, is shown in this booking photo in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S., provided June 27, 2019. Jefferson County Jail/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Alabama prosecutors on Wednesday dropped charges against a woman who lost her unborn baby in her fifth month of pregnancy when she was shot during an altercation in a case that has brought national attention to the state’s legal protection for fetuses, her lawyer, Mark White, said.

Reporting by Peter Szekely in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler



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