Two teenage girls, Jaela Hough and Trinity Catalina LeGrande, have been arrested and charged with shooting a pregnant woman in the stomach - killing her baby.
Greensboro, NC police say that Jaela, 17, and Trinity, 17, are each charged with first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, injury to real property and misdemeanor larceny. If convicted, they each face the DEATH PENALTY.
The girls must think the charges are funny, because they were smiling in their mugshot photos.
Police say the suspects fired off rounds at the victim - who was at a park in Greensboro.
The pregnant woman was struck in the stomach. She was rushed to the hospital, where she gave birth to her baby. Unfortunately the infant succumbed to its injuries sustained from the shooting.
The mother survived, and is in stable condition.
Greensboro Police responded to the shooting at 1:30 a.m. Sept. 13, at 3117 Henry Street. There they found the pregnant woman at the Henry Street Park suffering from a gunshot wound.
Witnesses told police that occupants of an older-model Dodge Charger fired several rounds from inside the vehicle, and one of the bullets struck the mother-to-be.
Davis said interviews and evidence led to the arrest of Hough and LeGrande. He declined to provide more details, saying the shooting remains an active investigation.
The teens were taken into custody Monday morning by the Greensboro Police Department Violent Crimes Apprehension Team, the State Bureau of Investigation and the Burlington Police Department.