Dark Knight Miscarriage Victim Crippled by Injuries

Ashley Moser was shot twice in the attack
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2012 3:46 PM CDT
Maryellen Hansen, Ashley Moser's aunt, talks with the media, Monday, July 30, 2012 in Centennial, Colo.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – The story of Ashley Moser keeps getting sadder. The mother of the youngest Dark Knight massacre victim, Moser suffered a miscarriage this weekend—and will likely be paralyzed because of her injuries, the AP reports. She was shot in the neck and stomach during the attack. Her aunt, MaryEllen Hansen, said doctors hope Moser will be able to use her arms.

Dark Knight suspect James Holmes, who was charged with 140 criminal counts today, wasn't charged with Moser's miscarriage. A former prosecutor in Colorado said homicide charges there can only concern those "who had been born alive." But Moser's miscarriage could revive discussion about whether charges can apply to the killing of a woman's fetus, the AP notes. (Read more Dark Knight massacre stories.)

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