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Old 10-23-2018, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by TruCelt View Post
The charge is not "murder." The charge, according to your link, is " . . . attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child . . .". This would seem to refer to a statute which is specific to unborn children.
I'm not really sure what kind of important distinction you think you're making. Murder is (one kind of) homicide. And "unborn child" does seem to implicitly be taken here to be as important and grievous a crime as attempting to kill a person, hence the lengthy sentence.

If your point is that omitting "attempted" and calling it the strongest kind of homicide makes it sound more serious a crime than it was judged to be...that only lends weight to what I was saying about the sentence being too harsh.

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