Friday, March 03, 2006

What is wrong with the justice system??

Ok-it has been a long time since I have ranted, so I guess I am due...because this story just pisses me OFF

Suffolk Police have filed charges against a pregnant woman who was found shot in the stomach Thursday morning. Tammy Skinner is accused of shooting herself in the stomach, killing her unborn child.

The 22-year-old was due to give birth to a baby girl that day. The baby did not survive.

Skinner was taken to police headquarters around noon Tuesday, where she was charged. A $15,000 bond has been set.

Skinner is charged with causing an abortion, use of a fire arm in the commission of a felony, and filing a false report.

Illegally inducing an abortion is a class four felony, and is punishable by 2-10 years in prison and a fine of not more than $100,000.

A judge sealed search warrants in the case Monday.

She kills her baby...and she is charged with causing an abortion. This was a full term baby. She was due to birth that day. That woman shot herself in the stomach to purposely kill her baby and they charge her with an abortion.
murder? manslaughter?? yes...that would be good.
But an abortion???
**shakes head**

She orginally filed a report stating that someone had shot her. They later searched the house and concluded she did it herself.

If she didn't want the baby, why not just birth it and take it to a safe haven? why kill it.

I just don't get people sometimes.


Mandy said...

that just breaks my heart on so many levels.

Jessica said...

Mandy, it just disgusts me. Truly. What in the world is wrong with our justice system? What is wrong with PEOPLE??? To kill a baby like that???
That is one thing I cannot help but rant about! The woman had OPTIONS!!! She chose to have this baby. She was due that day! She could have birthed and taken it to a police station and handed her over with NO CONSEQUENCES!
Instead, she shoots herself and commits murder.