MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for a Tennessee woman accused of trying to end her pregnancy with a coat hanger says the woman will not face attempted murder charges.
Public Defender Gerald Melton told a Murfreesboro judge Monday morning that the prosecutor is planning to bring a new indictment against Anna Yocca before the grand jury next week. Melton later told reporters he anticipates the new charge will be aggravated assault.
Assistant District Attorney General Hugh Ammerman declined to comment.
According to a Murfreesboro Police Department report, Yocca filled a bathtub with water and attempted to self-abort last September. After she began bleeding, her boyfriend took her to a hospital where doctors delivered a 24-week-old, 1.5-pound baby. Doctors said the child will need medical support for the rest of his life.
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