Mon. Nov 11th, 2019

El Salvador woman Evelyn Hernández cleared of homicide over stillborn baby’s death

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A young rape victim who was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide after having a stillborn child has been acquitted by a judge at a retrial in a case that attracted international attention to El Salvador’s strict abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez, now 21, had served 33 months of a 30-year prison sentence when her conviction was overturned in February for lack of evidence and a new trial was ordered
El Salvador rape victim acquitted over stillbirth murder charge