Phoenix, AZ - Nov. 17, 2009 - Known to her friends as "Cheka," 21 year-old US Army Pvt. Francheska Velez was over three-months pregnant when she was gunned down while signing maternity papers at Fort Hood on Nov. 5.
Along with 12 fellow soldiers and one civilian employee, Velez and her preborn baby boy were killed by Army Major Nadal Hasan in the deadly Fort Hood massacre. Arizona Right to Life president Jinny Perron said, "Anyone who murders a pregnant woman should be charged with the killing of two human beings."
No official reports have been made as to whether federal, state, or Army prosecutors will add the preborn baby of Francheska Velez to the list of charges brought against Hasan, but last week attorneys at Scottsdale-based Alliance Defense Fund urged the Fort Hood Office of Staff Judge Advocate to charge Maj. Hasan with all 14 counts of premeditated murder.
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