Bei Bei Shuai fetal homicide trial set for September

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A woman accused of killing her child by eating rat poison while she was pregnant will go on trial in September.

Bei Bei Shuai faces charges of murder and feticide after the death of her baby girl in Dec. 2010. Prosecutors said Shuai ingested rat poison in an attempt to commit suicide, an act they claim led to the baby’s death.

Defense attorneys successfully argued that key testimony in the case was invalid. A judge determined that a pathologist failed to rule out other causes of death for the child.

Defense attorneys believe Shuai shouldn’t be prosecuted because she tried to commit suicide.

Her trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 3 in Marion Superior Court, Criminal Court 3. Jury selection is expected to start on Aug. 26.

Last month, it was revealed that a large number of potential 150 jurors—three times the normal number—would be called for the jury pool.

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