Sunday, October 17, 2004

Man accused of stabbing pregnant woman could be tried under new law protecting unborn children

The Potomac News reports here ("Stabbing suspect could be first tried under new law," 10/17/04) that a man accused of stabbing and killing a woman who was four months pregnant "could be the first man in Virginia to be tried under Laci and Conner's Law."

The article notes: "The law, enacted federally in March 2004 and adopted in Virginia on July 1, makes it a capital crime to harm an unborn baby during the commission of other crimes. It was named after Laci Peterson, and her unborn son Connor."

The Virginia statute is Va. Code 18.2-32.2.

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