Unborn Baby Dies After Pregnant Woman Shot in Stomach Following Argument

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 25, 2014   |   3:11PM   |   Jacksonville, FL

An unborn baby died in Florida after a pregnant woman was shot in the stomach after an argument about a Facebook post.

The unidentified pregnant victim went to suspect Virginia Wyche’s home to confront her about an argument they had over Facebook. The argument became physical, at which point Wyche allegedly shot the victim in the stomach.

Unfortunately, the baby died.

florida2“Video after the shooting by neighbor Christopher Cash shows the victim slumped in a chair as neighbors rush to help her. It also shows the suspect, 35-year-old Virginia Wyche, being taken into custody,” a news report says. “The unidentified victim was taken to a local hospital and survived. Her unborn baby was pronounced dead.”

Ironically, a new bill the Florida legislature approved that holds criminals accountable for killing unborn children in crimes like this is awaiting pro-life Gov.Rick Scott’s signature. The legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate is modeled after a federal law used to bring charges against Scott Peterson for killing his wife Laci and unborn baby Conor.

Florida would join 23 states that allow offenders to be charged separately for causing the death of a baby at any stage of development before birth. Under current Florida law, charges can only be brought in the death of unborn children who could have survived outside of the womb and only in cases of vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and killing by injury to the mother.

The governor will sign off on HB 59 once it lands on his desk, a spokesman said Wednesday.

“Gov. Scott is pro-life and believes that the lives of unborn children must be protected,” John Tupps said. “He looks forward to signing this legislation.”

From the story:

‘They were arguing out front, something about Facebook. I walked out and just heard a pop,’ Cash told WTEV.

Pregnant woman shot
WAWS – Jacksonville, FL
Murder charges were filed against a local woman accused of shooting a pregnant woman in the stomach