Woman in Uber murder argues for illegal detention of fetus

In July, Florida police arrested Natalia Harrell for the fatal shooting Gladys Borcela. Harrell opened fire on Gladys during an argument inside an Uber after partying together in Miami. At the time of the shooting on July 23, the 24-year-old was six weeks pregnant. Washington Posts. Natalia’s trial for second-degree murder is scheduled for April, but an urgent petition was filed last week demanding the immediate release of the unborn fetus.

Natalia’s lawyer, William M. Norrisargue “unborn child” should be released from prison because he is innocent. Additionally, the filing alleges prison staff are endangering the fetus by preventing proper prenatal care. Natalia is about eight months pregnant. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Williams Norris says Washington Posts:

“An unborn child has the right to be independent of its mother, even though it is still in the womb. The unborn child has been deprived of legal proceedings in this detention. You simply have the unborn child as a factor in the equation.

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Authorities detained Natalia without bail at the Miami-Dade Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. The filing claims Harrell’s last OB-GYN visit took place in October 2022, every NBC 6 South Florida. In addition, Natalia claimed the prison did not provide her with vitamins, fluids and nutritional food in accordance with the doctor’s recommendations for the development of the fetus.

And when she was several months pregnant, Natalia claimed prison staff drove her in a correctional van without air conditioning. Washington Post. The temperature inside the car, believed to be more than 100 degrees, caused Natalia to reportedly hit the side of the car until a Miami-Dade employee opened the door.

William Norris Norris said: “We are concerned about the health of our unborn baby at this time because many months have passed without prenatal care.

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Harrell’s attorneys are relying on the ‘writ of habeas corpus,’ which is used to determine whether it is lawful to hold or detain a detainee, according to Cornell Law School.

But Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody did not support this argument and responded to the emergency petition with a motion for dismissal on Monday. The AG office argued that Norris did not fully support her claim of failed prenatal care and said the legal argument was false in this case.

The next day, Norris responded to AG’s offer, according to Washington Post. The latest filing doubles down on the argument for the maturation of the Norris fetus. In addition, Norris argued that there was no other legal aid to the fetus because authorities had not charged it.

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Meanwhile, the father of the fetus, Michael O’Brien, fully support the release of Natalia.

O’Brien said: “Obviously I’m concerned for my baby’s health and well-being. NBC 6 South Florida. “I don’t want the baby to be born prematurely or with low birth weight.”

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