A baby passed away after being born with a fractured skull on May 24th. The mother admitted she had her boyfriend punch her in the stomach.
According to the authorities, they think the parents should be blamed. Although, investigators are having a hard time regarding the legal decisions since there has been an on-going debate on how to proceed.
At the time of delivery, the mother was reportedly 30 weeks pregnant, as revealed by a search warrant affidavit filed by policemen from Bakersfield.
As reported by Bakersfield Now, medical employees noticed “severe bruising” on the mother’s stomach
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The mother initially said that she had fallen while mopping the floor, but later on confessed she asked her boyfriend to beat her to end the baby’s life.
She reportedly told the authorities that her boyfriend punched her in the stomach “at least ten times” until she “stopped feeling the baby move.”
Despite the woman’s confession, her boyfriend fully denied that he hurt her pregnant girlfriend in a separate interview.
Since no charges have been pressed yet, the media outlet decided to keep the identities of the people involved a secret.
Months after the incident, there are still conversations whether this case amounts to a crime or not.
The deputy district attorney named Gina Pearl has been investigating the case and suggested that it is complicated.
According to the penal code, murder is the "unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought."
The California law permits women to have an abortion until viability, which is around 24 and 26 weeks.
There is a possibility that murder charges will not be pursued if "the act was solicited, aided, abetted, or consented to by the mother of the fetus."