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Teen Gets Life Sentence For Helping Girlfriend End Pregnancy

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  1. LatinG187

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    Teen Gets Life Sentence For Helping Girlfriend End Pregnancy

    19-Year-Old Stepped On Stomach While Girl Punched Self

    POSTED: 6:44 am CDT June 7, 2005



    LUFKIN, Texas -- A 19-year-old East Texas man faces a life prison sentence for causing his teenage girlfriend to miscarry twins, even though she wanted to end the pregnancy.

    Gerardo Flores was accused of causing the miscarriage by stepping on his girlfriend's stomach. He was prosecuted under the state's new fetal protection law.

    Erica Basoria acknowledged asking Flores to help end her pregnancy. But the 17-year-old can't be prosecuted because of her legal right to abortion.

    The defense contended that Basoria punched herself while Flores was stepping on her, making it impossible to tell who killed the twins.

    The jury reached a verdict after deliberating four hours. Because prosecutors declined to seek the death penalty in the case, Flores received the automatic life sentence.



    http://www.channel3000.com/news/4577721/detail.html
  2. zagnut

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    Nominations for the Darwin award right there. I would assume she was fairly far along and showing. The article is kind of sparse with the details.
  3. The30YardSlant

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    So if a guy kills her baby with her consent, its life in prison, however if the woman wants to murder the baby its "her choice" :rolleyes:
  4. Tio

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    wow...

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