Aurora shooter unlikely to be charged with murder of victim's unborn childSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 21:08
Aurora shooter unlikely to be charged with murder of victim's unborn child
Published: 4:39 PM 07/30/2012
By Caroline May
Alleged Aurora, Colo., movie theater mass murderer James Holmes will not incur additional charges for the death of shooting victim Ashley Moser’s unborn child.
Unborn children are not seen as murder victims under Colorado law.
Former prosecutor and current adjunct professor at the University of Denver Karen Steinhauser, now a defense attorney, told The Associated Press Monday that homicide charges in the state are only applicable to those “who had been born and alive.”
Moser’s family released a statement on Saturday announcing the 25-year-old Colorado woman’s miscarriage as a result of her shooting injuries.