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Boy Dies 8 Years After His Mom, Pregnant with Him, Was Fatally Shot — and Killer Sits in Prison
A Chicago 8-year-old whose mother was fatally shot in 2011 while months pregnant with him has died.
In August 2011, 17-year-old Charinez Jefferson was walking down a street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood when 18-year-old Timothy Jones opened fire, WLOX, the Chicago Sun Times and CBS2 report.
According to prosecutors, Jones was attempting to shoot a rival gang member walking with Jefferson, who was six months pregnant. He shot the expecting mother in the head, back and chest as she begged him for her life.
Despite Jefferson not surviving the shooting, her baby did. Kahmani Mims-Jefferson was born prematurely and would eventually be adopted by a hospital nurse.
On March 8, Kahmani died of “complications of prematurity” and “multiple maternal gunshot wounds,” according to the Cook County Medical Examiner.
Judge to lesbian parents fighting for rights: ‘You can’t overcome biology’
A lesbian couple seeking parental rights had their case heard by a three judge panel for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, to determine whether or not Indiana‘s law disallowing them from both being named on their child’s birth certificate constitutes discrimination.
The state of Indiana is appealing an earlier ruling by a district judge, who sided with the couple, ordering the state to recognize both women as parents on the birth certificates of children conceived through a sperm donor.
“There is no conceivable important governmental interest that would justify the different treatment of female spouses of artificially-inseminated birth mothers from the male spouses of artificially-inseminated birth mothers,” U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said at the time of her ruling.
Heartbreak for these 2 dads forced to surrender their newborn daughter