A pregnant woman from Alabama lost her child as the consequence of the shooting. She’s now being prosecuted and faces jail after being charged with homicide allegations.
Marshae Jones, 27, from Pleasant Grove, Alabama, reportedly had a dispute with another woman which resulted in the shooting. Jones is held responsible for the initiating the fight and continuing it to the point when she received an abdominal gunshot wound. The baby didn’t survive. The sources say that she was about five months pregnant when the incident happened.
In late June, a Jefferson County grand jury indicted the woman on a manslaughter charge and she’s been taken into custody. Now she is held on a bond of $50,000 and facing a term in jail, while the shooter, Ebony Jemison, 23, walks free after the court failed to prosecute her with the charge.
The shooting occurred in early winter 2018, outside the store in Pleasant Grove. Police claimed that the women were allegedly fighting over the baby’s father. Officers received a call from the witness about the shooting and arrived at a crime scene to find the victim had been taken away to Fairfield, where she was later spotted at a convenience store.
“The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby,’’ said Lt Danny Reid about the incident. The mother was blamed for initiating and fueling up the fight which resulted in her child’s death.
The controversial case was highly criticized by pro-choice groups who accuse the government of implementing strict and inhumane abortion laws which violate women’s rights.
Alabama abortion law is the most aggressive in its kind in the recent history of the USA. It prohibits abortions in nearly all circumstances, rape and incest included, except for the cases when the mother’s life is at risk, or the child cannot survive.