A fight between a 20-year-old Alabama woman and the pregnant mother of her boyfriend ended with an unborn child being killed, police said. The 20-year-old has now been charged with murder.
On Jan. 24, officers responded to a disturbance call at a residence in Dothan, Alabama, the Dothan Police Department said.
Police spoke with witnesses and determined the victim and the suspect, Iveonna Turner, 20, got into a fight at a home.
During the fight, police said Turner hit the pregnant victim several times in the stomach with her hands and feet.
Once the fight was over, the victim sought medical treatment for pain in her stomach, officials said.
The medical exam confirmed the assault led to injuries of the fetus that left it unviable and unable to survive, police said. In Alabama, a fetus is considered a person, regardless of its viability.
Turner denied the claim and said she is the victim, as she was attacked by her boyfriend and his mother, KWQC reported. She claims they “jumped” her during the incident, as she filed for a protection from abuse request in Houston County Court on Jan. 27.
Authorities say Turner and her boyfriend have an 8-week-old child together.