Alabama: pregnant woman shot in stomach is charged in fetus’s death

Marshae Jones was charged with manslaughter, while the woman accused of shooting her walks free, report says.

Alabama is one of 38 states with fetal homicide laws that recognize a fetus as a potential victim.

It is also a “stand-your-ground” state, which means people are allowed to use physical force to defend themselves if their reason is considered “justifiable”.

Source: Alabama: pregnant woman shot in stomach is charged in fetus’s death | US news | The Guardian

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