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Mother won’t be charged with baby’s death because of law loophole
WSLS10 ^ | Published: December 15, 2009 | Angela Hatcher

Posted on 12/17/2009 4:08:50 PM PST by topfile

A loophole in state law is preventing Campbell County investigators from charging a woman they say killed her newborn baby.

Deputies were called to a home in the 1200 block of Lone Jack Road in Rustburg around 11:00a.m. Friday. The caller said a woman in her early 20s was in labor. When deputies arrived, they discovered the baby had actually been born around 1:00a.m., about ten hours earlier. Investigators say the baby was already dead when deputies got there.

Investigators tell WSLS the baby’s airway was still blocked. They say the baby was under bedding and had been suffocated by her mother. Investigators say because the mother and baby were still connected by the umbilical cord and placenta, state law does not consider the baby to be a separate life. Therefore, the mother cannot be charged.

“In the state of Virginia as long as the umbilical cord is attached and the placenta is still in the mother, if the baby comes out alive the mother can do whatever she wants to with that baby to kill it.“, says Investigator Tracy Emerson. “She could shoot the baby, stab the baby. As long as it’s still attached to her in some form by umbilical cord or something it’s no crime in the state of Virginia.“

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortions; feminazi; feminazimother; killthebill; obama; prolife; virginia
Watch the video from the link above. The Old Dominion now the paradise of liberalism.
1 posted on 12/17/2009 4:08:50 PM PST by topfile
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To: topfile

Are they freaking kidding?

Of course not. The left these days wants abortion legal months AFTER birth.


2 posted on 12/17/2009 4:11:12 PM PST by GeronL
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To: topfile
Investigators tell WSLS the baby’s airway was still blocked. They say the baby was under bedding and had been suffocated by her mother. Investigators say because the mother and baby were still connected by the umbilical cord and placenta, state law does not consider the baby to be a separate life. Therefore, the mother cannot be charged.

There are some 18 year olds that meet that criteria.

3 posted on 12/17/2009 4:12:24 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

hell, I’ve got a 24 year old that doesn’t miss that by much!!!!


4 posted on 12/17/2009 4:18:29 PM PST by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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To: mpackard

Do apron strings count also?


5 posted on 12/17/2009 4:27:23 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: topfile

That is insane.


6 posted on 12/17/2009 4:29:20 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

“That is insane.”

Worse, negligent homicide committed by the legislature.


7 posted on 12/17/2009 4:46:29 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: topfile

Campbell County is Lynchburg Virginia where Jerry Falwell’s church and Liberty University is. I’m sure he is rolling around in his grave right this second. I knew him well.


8 posted on 12/17/2009 5:55:20 PM PST by politicalmerc (Washington DC Tea Party? What Tea Party? Who are all these people Michelle....?)
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To: KansasGirl

This is murder of innocent babies.


9 posted on 12/17/2009 9:04:07 PM PST by Dr. North
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