A rape victim from El Salvador who was charged with murder after giving birth to a stillborn baby was acquitted during a retrial Monday.
Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez, 21, had been convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion and had served three years of a 30-year prison sentence.
That conviction was overturned in February for lack of evidence, and a new trial was ordered. Prosecutors had asked for a 40-year sentence.
“Thank God, justice was done,” a tearful Hernandez told a cheering crowd outside the courthouse. “There are many women who are still locked up, and I call for them to be freed read more >>>