Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"My client didn’t murder his unborn child, he aborted her"

That’s the argument Roger Holland’s attorney is making for him before the Minnesota’s man trial, where Holland is charged with strangling his wife and murdering his 15-week unborn child. 

Margorie Holland's husband, Roger Holland, is charged with murder in the deaths. But with his trial scheduled for Monday, his attorneys are making a novel argument: The death of the fetus was an abortion, not a murder, and the only person whose rights that such an act could have violated -- the mother -- already was dead.

Dakota County prosecutors disagree, arguing the murder charge is appropriate and that the idea Holland can't be charged in the death of the fetus is "patently offensive."

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