Pregnant Woman Shot In The Stomach Indicted In Her Baby’s Death

Marshae Jones

It’s a case that has divided public opinion.

27-year-old Alabama woman Marshae Jones was five months pregnant on Dec. 4. 

She allegedly started an argument between 23-year-old, Ebony Jemison, outside a Dollar General, reported. 

The fight, which authorities say was over the unborn baby’s father, led to Ebony shooting Marshae  in the stomach. 

Jones survived the shooting, but it sadly resulted in a miscarriage. 

Pregnant Woman Shot In The Stomach Indicted In Her Baby’s Death

A grand jury convened on Wednesday and brought charges against Jones in the shooting death of her unborn child.

The reason? Jones allegedly started the fight and failed to protect her unborn child. Authorities insist that Jemison shot Jones in self-defense. 

Meanwhile Jemison was charged with manslaughter, but a grand jury failed to indict her. Therefore the charge against her was dismissed, according to

Pregnant Woman Shot In The Stomach Indicted In Her Baby’s Death

“The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby,” Pleasant Grove Reid said in December, in the days following the shooting. “It was the mother of the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death of her own unborn baby.”

“Let’s not lose sight that the unborn baby is the victim here,” Reid said. “She had no choice in being brought unnecessarily into a fight where she was relying on her mother for protection.”

Jones is currently in a jail at Jefferson County on a $50,000 bond.

A petition has been set up to try and dismiss the charges against Marshae Jones.

The petition reads in part: “The system where a pregnant mother is charged because she’s lost her baby after being shot is a broken one. The racist and sexist laws allowed something like this to happen. How can a killer walk away free while the victim is charged for the act of killing an unborn child?”

Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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