Defense says cause of baby's death unproven

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Attorneys for a Chinese immigrant accused of killing her baby by attempting suicide while she was pregnant say Indiana prosecutors haven't proven that the rat poison she ate caused her daughter's death.

Defense lawyers Wednesday will try to persuade a judge to exclude the testimony of the pathologist who performed the autopsy from Bei Bei Shuai's murder trial.

Shuai's attorneys claim in court documents that a medication given to Shuai could have mimicked the effects of rat poison. They also claim the pathologist never considered any alternative cause of death, but the doctor who treated the baby testified there were other possibilities.

Shuai was freed on bond in May after more than a year in an Indianapolis jail.

She has the support of several women's rights groups.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 173461581