December 24, 1996 in Nation/World

Attempted Murder Charge Dismissed

Compiled From Wire Services

A judge threw out a charge of attempted murder Monday against a woman accused of firing a pellet into the head of her fullterm fetus while it was in her uterus.

Judge Inger Hansen said there is no specific statute against what Brenda Drummond was accused of doing.

Drummond, a 28-year-old postal worker from Carleton Place, Ontario, near Ottawa, was accused of firing a pellet into her vagina in May in an effort to kill her fetus. The wounded child suffered no permanent damage.

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