Man facing murder, feticide charges after girlfriend shot


This booking photo provided by Madison County Sheriff’s office shows Skye’lar De’Andre White. Authorities say one of two unborn babies being carried by a woman on life support after she was shot in central Indiana has died. Anderson Police Chief Tony Watters says one of the male twins died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, of “detrimental effects” of the shooting. Police say 29-year-old Alexis M. Wasson was about 20 weeks pregnant when she was shot in the back of the head Friday at her home. White was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and criminal recklessness. (The Herald Bulletin, Madison County Sheriff via AP)

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An Anderson man faces a murder charge and two feticide counts after alleging shooting his pregnant girlfriend in the back of her head and both of her unborn male twins died.

Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings filed the charges Thursday against 29-year-old Skye’lar De’Andre White. He was already in custody following the shooting Aug. 2.

Police say 29-year-old Alexis M. Wasson was about 21 weeks pregnant when she was shot. She has been hospitalized in Indianapolis on life support.

Anderson Police Chief Tony Watters says the second of the unborn twins died Wednesday. The other died Tuesday.

Police say White told Wasson’s mother the shooting was accidental.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for White.

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