This morning here in Colorado, the alleged Aurora theater shooter will be formally charged for the murders of 12 victims who died in the horrific massacre. (Update: The alleged shooter was charged with 24 counts of murder, 116 counts of attempted murder.)
But there is a 13th victim whose life was taken.
Over the weekend, Ashley Moser — mother of 6-year-old Veronica, who was the youngest killed in the theater — suffered a miscarriage. Her unborn baby died as the result of Moser’s extensive critical injuries.
Yet, authorities will not charge the alleged shooter for this additional tragic death:
The miscarriage of one critically injured Aurora shooting victim will not result in additional homicide charges for the suspect, a former prosecutor said Sunday.
…ccording to defense attorney Karen Steinhauser, currently an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Moser’s miscarriage won’t result in a new homicide charge for suspect James Holmes.
Homicide charges only apply to those “who have been born and alive,” Steinhauser said.
According to one member of Moser’s family, she still hasn’t been told about Veronica’s death. The family says funeral plans for the girl remain pending.
Here is a statement from the family:
Ashley Moser is recovering from an additional surgery she had this morning. Tragically, the extreme trauma she sustained also caused a miscarriage.
We want to send a special thank you to the courageous HEROES of law enforcement, other first responders, paramedics, and doctors and nurses who have all gone beyond the call-of-duty in caring for our daughter, granddaughter and all of the other victims of this tragic event.
Our sincere appreciation goes out to all of those who have been sending well-wishes, prayers and good thoughts to Ashley. Her lifetime of care will be a long road. For those who wish to donate, please go to any Wells Fargo Bank and request the “Donation Account for Ashley and Veronica Moser”. This is the only official donation account for the family.
Funeral arrangements for Veronica are still pending.
But couldn’t the alleged shooter be charged under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which covers certain federal crimes of terrorism?...
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