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New WA Law Drafted To Charge For Criminal Murder Of Unborn Babies

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As a triple homicide case moves forward in Benton County, a new bill will be proposed in Washington to file murder charges when an unborn baby is killed in a crime. As a triple homicide case moves forward in Benton County, a new bill will be proposed in Washington to file murder charges when an unborn baby is killed in a crime.
NBCRightNow.com – As a triple homicide case moves forward in Benton County, a new bill will be proposed in Washington to file murder charges when an unborn baby is killed in a crime.

Washington House Representative Brad Klippert told NBC Right Now as a Benton County Sheriff Deputy he was one of the first on the scene of the triple homicide he believes is truly a quadruple homicide. He says the death of 23-year-old Abigial Torres-Renteria's nearly 9-month old baby should warrant a murder charge because the loss of that life should be considered equal to the loss of the mother's. He and his team are currently working to draft a bill that would allow the state to file murder charges when nearly full term babies are killed in a criminal act.

"Maybe this was the child who had the cure to cancer? Maybe this child could have been a future President of the United States? Now that child's possibility at life has also been snuffed out by this person who assaulted the child's mother," said Klippert. 

Klippert says he aims to enter the new bill this week and hopefully get it passed this session. Benton County Prosecutor Andy Miller says they charged Francisco Miranda-Resendiz with the maximum penalty under the current state law. That trial is set to begin March 7th. 
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