Ala. woman accused of killing unborn child in assault
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - An Alabama woman is charged with killing another woman’s unborn child during an altercation. However, the suspect claims she is the victim of that physical encounter.
Police arrested 20-year-old Iveonna Samone Turner on a murder charge Friday night, WTVY reports.
Investigators say evidence indicates that Turner kicked and punched the 37-year-old victim, her boyfriend’s mother, in the stomach, causing her to lose the early-term fetus.
However, Turner denies that claim and portrays herself as the victim, saying she was attacked by her boyfriend and his mother. Turner alleges they “jumped” her during the Jan. 24 squabble, per a protection from abuse request she filed Thursday in Houston County Court.
Court documents show Turner and her boyfriend have an 8-week-old child together.
Turner is being held on $500,000 bond on the murder charge.
A hearing on the protection abuse request is set for Feb. 10.
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