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Woman arrested for Manslaughter for Losing her Baby after Being Shot in the Stomach



Marshae Jones

An Alabama woman who was involved in a fight and was shot in the belly has been indicted and could be sent to jail for the death of her unborn baby, while the shooter goes free.

Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old Birmingham woman, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on a manslaughter charge and has been taken into custody.

AL reports that although Jones didn’t fire the shots that killed her unborn baby girl, she initiated the dispute that led to the gunfire, leading to the death of the baby.

The shooting happened about noon on December 4, 2018, outside Dollar General on Park Road. Officers were dispatched to the scene on a report of someone shot but Jones had been taken to the hospital. She had been shot in the stomach and the unborn baby did not survive the shooting.

Although Jones has been indicted, her shooter,  23-year-old Ebony Jemison, who was initially charged with manslaughter, has been dismissed after the grand jury failed to indict her.

Ebony Jemison

According to Pleasant Groove Police Lt. Danny Reid, the only victim in the incident was the baby. “It was the mother of the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death of her own unborn baby,” Reid said.

“Let’s not lose sight that the unborn baby is the victim here,’’ Reid added, insisting that the baby “had no choice in being brought unnecessarily into a fight where she was relying on her mother for protection.”

He added that the foetus was “dependent on its mother to try to keep it from harm, and she shouldn’t seek out unnecessary physical altercations.”

Reid said the fight stemmed over the unborn baby’s father.

Jones will be transferred to the Jefferson County Jail where she will be held on $50,000 bond.

Photo Credits: Police


  1. Chi

    June 27, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    ??please tell me I didn’t just read this!!, you charge a mother who was shot by someone else for killing her own baby, like I hope I’m not the only one confused here ??.
    I’m shocked at how stupid some brains can concoct waste.

  2. OA

    June 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    @Chi, I have read this thing like 5 times and still can’t wrap my head around it. I bet if it was a white girl who knowingly got into a fight with a black girl and was shot by the black girl, the turnout would have been totally different and white girl’s actions or inactions would have been justified by the same police officer. Aaah, black people don suffer! Does that person even know what hormones do to pregnant people?

    Not justifying her actions but, this makes no sense. The unfortunate thing is the girl will probably not be able to afford an attorney and will have to wait for pro bono representation (if that). I wish I was licensed in AL I would take this one for free and would totally deal with the senseless charging officer. This is the height of frivolous charges and another attempt to throw black people in jail…just because. So, the person who has a gun and clearly intended to kill another person gets off on a mere technicality of “the victim should have tried to protect their unborn baby by not fighting!”

    • Ajala & Foodie

      June 27, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      Really, hormones cause you to get into physical altercations? It is no longer the devil we blame it is now pregnancy hormones. You know darn well, this lady not only instigate the fight but went on to insist on having one because instead of shielding her child, she expected the child to be her shield i.e the other woman will not touch her because she is with child. She obviously gambled wrong on this one. Over what abi na who? A philandering baby daddy. I get that the law will allow the other woman go on the grounds of self defense. Someone attacks you, you are allowed to defend yourself in most States in the US.

    • Bims

      June 29, 2019 at 9:56 pm

      It’s not always a race thing! At least the shooter is a black woman. At first it’s shocking, but I read and comprehended the write up, the baby didn’t ask to be in the fight. It was her responsibility to keep the baby safe which she failed at!

    • Tia

      July 6, 2019 at 9:25 am

      @Ajala and foodie, you made absolutely no sense!

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