Conviction tossed for Suffolk woman in unborn baby case

A conviction has been thrown out for a Suffolk woman found guilty of causing the death of her unborn baby. Jennifer Jorgensen, of Miller Place,

Jennifer Jorgensen, of Miller Place, was found guilty for the death of her unborn daughter after a 2008 crash.

Jennifer Jorgensen, of Miller Place, was found guilty for the death of her unborn daughter after a 2008 crash. (10/22/15)

MILLER PLACE - A conviction has been thrown out for a Suffolk woman found guilty of causing the death of her unborn baby.

Jennifer Jorgensen, of Miller Place, was found guilty for the death of her unborn daughter after a 2008 crash.

In that same crash, Jorgenseon had been found not guilty of driving under the influence and causing the death of a couple in another car.

The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the law did not intend to hold a pregnant woman responsible for harmful conduct on their unborn fetus, unless it is intentional.

Jorgensen had been sentenced to three to nine years in prison for the unborn child's death.

 

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