posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 08:47 PM
A appeals court in France has ruled that a man cannot be tried for a double murder when he killed a pregnant woman in a car accident. Kevin Germon's
van collided with and killed instantly the pregnant Florinda Braganca. Germon was charged with manslaughter in both her death and that of her unborn
child. Post accident test showed cannabis in his blood
French appeals court has ruled that a man responsible for the death of a pregnant woman in a car accident was not guilty of a double crime.
Florinda Braganca was killed instantly when the car she was driving was struck by 30-year-old Kevin Germon's van on a motorway in October 2003.
Her husband said Germon should be sentenced for double manslaughter.
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In the U.S. there is the The Unborn Victims of Violence Act a.k.a Laci and Conner's Law, which allows an attack on a pregnant woman to be charged
with two crimes. However, the intent of that law was for murder not necessarily an accidental death. But you also have to factor in the drug use as
well in this case.