Articles tagged Fetal Homicide

17-year-old whose cocaine use allegedly killed her unborn baby charged with fetal homicide

BATON ROUGE, LA, November 15, 2013 ( – A 17-year old pregnant mother has been charged with second-degree feticide after police say her cocaine use led to the death of her unborn child. According to police the girl, Princess Beachem, was brought to a Baton Rouge-area hospital, where a doctor was unable to detect her baby’s heartbeat. She was given an emergency cesarean section, but the baby, seven months into gestation, was stillborn. An autopsy showed the baby had been developing normally but had traces of cocaine in the system. Beacham said she snorted cocaine after her boyfriend broke up […]