Pregnant Seattle Mother Killed By Seattle Cops

A pregnant mother killed by Seattle police officers earlier this year was shot seven times, according to an autopsy report.

It was also revealed that Charleena Lyles was 14 to 15 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.

Three of the shots fired by officers Jason Anderson and Steven McNew hit Lyles in the front of the torso and chest, three struck her in the back of her arm and one struck the side of her ribs.

“Not one shot should have been fired, let alone seven,” lawyer Karen Koehler told the Post-Intelligencer.

At least one of the shots struck her uterus, taking the life of the unborn boy. It was to be her fifth child.

“I know the baby is not considered a baby until it is viable under our rules of law, but as a human and a mother, it’s so upsetting,” Koehler told the Seattle Times.


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