Last week, Marshae Jones, 27, was charged with manslaughter for the death of her unborn child after she was shot in the stomach after getting into a fight with 23-year-old Ebony Jemison.
As we previously reported, the indictment said that Marshae intentionally caused the death of her unborn child by starting the fight, knowing that she was already 5 months pregnant. It was ruled by a grand jury that Ebony was acting out of self-defense when she shot Marshae.
According to CBS News, Marshae will no longer be charged with manslaughter. The Jefferson County District Office announced the decision on Wednesday and said no further legal actions would be taken.
Marshae’s attorney said in a statement, “The District Attorney’s decision will help Marshae continue to heal from this tragic event and work to rebuild her life in a positive and productive way. She moves forward with enormous gratitude for the support she and her family have received during this challenging time.”
Her attorney continued, “With the dismissal of charges, the community of support that surrounded Marshae can now channel its immense passion and energy toward ensuring that what happened to Marshae won’t ever happen again.”
There are currently 38 states that have fetal homicidal laws, which means that the fetus is looked at as a person who is legally provided with rights and protections.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 3, 2019
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