Manslaughter Charges Dropped Against Alabama Woman Who Was Shot While Pregnant

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Marshae Doricia Jones (Pleasant Grove Police).
Manslaughter charges against an Alabama woman who was shot while pregnant were dropped on July 3 following national backlash, prosecutors announced.
Marshae Jones, 28, was five months pregnant when she got into a dispute with 23-year-old Ebony Jemison in December 2018. The two women were allegedly fighting over the fetus’ father outside of a Dollar General store in Birmingham, Alabama when Jemison fired at Jones.
Jemison was originally charged with manslaughter but her charge was dismissed after a grand jury failed to indict her. Prosecutors said that Jemison had acted in self-defense.
Investigators determined that Jones initiated the fight with Jemison and said that the “only true victim in this was the unborn baby.” In November, Alabama voters approved a state constitutional amendment that granted fetuses the same legal rights of a child who has been born.
Alabama is one of 38 states with fetal homicide…

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