The Latest: Woman shot who lost fetus may avoid prosecution



The Latest: Woman shot who lost fetus may avoid prosecution    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on manslaughter charges against a woman who lost her fetus after being shot (all times local):  10:20 p m.  An Alabama district attorney says there has been no decision about whether to prosecute a woman who was shot in the stomach during a fight and lost her fetus  Bessemer District Attorney Lynniece O. Washington's office issued a statement Thursday night about the case that's garnered national attention  A grand jury indicted 27-year-old Marshae Jones on manslaughter charges. Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her The grand jury decided Jemison fired in self-defense.  Washington's office says while the grand jury "had its say," they're deciding whether to prosecute on manslaughter charges or a lesser charge "or not to prosecute it "  The statement said it was disheartening "that this tragedy was 100 percent avoidable "  Washington's office says all potential felony cases are presented to the grand jury  5:50 a.m.  An Alabama woman whose fetus died after she was shot in a fight has been charged with manslaughter, while the woman accused of shooting her has been freed  AL.Com reports 27-year Marshae Jones was charged with manslaughter Wednesday. She was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but a Jefferson County grand jury indicted Jones instead after authorities determined she started the fight, and Jemison fired in self-defense  Pleasant Grove police Lt. Danny Reid says the fetus was "dependent on its mother to try to keep it from harm "  Women's rights activists say the case shows Alabama is determined to make pregnant women criminally responsible if they fail to deliver live, healthy babies Share or comment on this article: The Latest: Woman shot who lost fetus may avoid e-mail Sorry we are not currently accepting comments on this article.

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