This is a discussion on Arrests Made in Shooting of Pregnant Bank Teller within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; This is an update to a previous thread. INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities announced Friday that a man has been arrested on charges that he was the ...
This is an update to a previous thread.I am so glad they finally caught somebody. I hope they get the needle.
INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities announced Friday that a man has been arrested on charges that he was the gunman who shot a pregnant bank teller, causing her to later lose her twins.
Detectives arrested Brian Kendrick, 29, on several charges, including attempted murder and two counts of feticide, for the April 22 shooting during the robbery of a Huntington Bank branch on the city's east side, police said.
Katherin Shuffield, 30, was five months pregnant when she shot in the abdomen as the gunman jumped over the teller's station and fired just after the bank had opened for the day. Two days after the shooting, Shuffield lost her twin girls.
Police also arrested Aaron Stewart, 28, on conspiracy to commit robbery charges for helping Kendrick.
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi said both men were jailed under a 72-hour hold and he expected his office to file formal charges against them on Monday.
Current Indiana law allows prosecutors to charge people with murder in cases where a fetus dies, but only if the mother is at least seven months pregnant.
Kendrick would face a possible prison sentence of 20 years to 50 years if convicted of attempted murder. The feticide charges each carry possible sentences of two years to eight years.
Police said detectives got new tips on the case last week and brought Stewart in for questioning, during which he implicated Kendrick. Police said that Kendrick did not make a statement about the robbery and shooting.
Deputy Police Chief William Benjamin said more than 400 officers worked the case.
"We did not leave a tip unturned," he said.
No other people are being actively sought in the case, although a search continues for the gun used in the shooting, police said.
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My prayers for this mom......... and her family.
For the BG....
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
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Sorry to hear he was arrested without 'incident'. The law will treat him far too gently. This guy deserves something 'cruel and unusual'.
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only 2 to 8 years for killing 2 unborn babies,but the attempt to kill an adult will get you 20 to 50,theres something very wrong here
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Hang um by their twig & berries and let the lady beat them to death!
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What bothers me is that he will only get a handful of years for the death of 2 people, not fetuses but actual people who hadn't had the opportunity of being born yet.
I say he should get 2 counts of manslaughter and 1 count of attempted murder, not to mention the standard use of a firearm during the act of committing a felony, attempted bank robbery, and just plain old being stupid in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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I'm sorry, I'm 5 months pregnant and for someone to KILL my baby and then have someone tell me the most he can get is 2-8 years for killing MY CHILD?.... That leaves me literally speechless.
I can't imagine that kind of injustice. I'd demand the death penalty and that would only be APPROACHING true justice for him.
The poor woman. My heart breaks for her.
And out in half that for good behavior? The justice system needs to be flushed.Kendrick would face a possible prison sentence of 20 years to 50 years if convicted
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You cannot say that you do not want to turn a thread into a Roe V Wade argument and then go right ahead and turn the thread into a Roe V Wade argument.
Using that same methodology.
I don't want to close this thread so I'm going to go right ahead and close this thread.
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