Husband shoots pregnant wife in back, kills unborn child

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A jury has found a man guilty of killing his unborn child when he shot his wife, Kayla, four times in the back, leaving her paralyzed.

WAFB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1llAQTN ) 28-year-old Frank Atkins was convicted of second-degree murder and attempted murder. He faces life in prison. Sentencing is set for Oct. 2.

Jurors deliberated only 40 minutes Friday before finding Atkins guilty.

Atkins shot his 26-year-old wife in June 2012 when she was almost six months pregnant. One month after the attack, their daughter was prematurely born as a result of complications from the shooting, and died an hour later.

 

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