LUFKIN, Texas — A 19-year-old accused of causing his teenage girlfriend to miscarry two fetuses by stepping on her stomach was convicted Monday of two counts of murder. 

Gerardo Flores (search) received an automatic life sentence because prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, which was available under the state's 2003 fetus protection law (search).

Erica Basoria, 17, acknowledged asking Flores to help end her pregnancy; she could not be prosecuted because of her legal right to abortion.

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Is it fair that this woman got away with purposefully miscarrying her two babies?
LUFKIN, Texas — A 19-year-old accused of causing his teenage girlfriend to miscarry two fetuses by stepping on her stomach was convicted Monday of two counts of murder.

Gerardo Flores (search) received an automatic life sentence because prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, which was available under the state`s 2003 fetus protection law (search).

Erica Basoria, 17, acknowledged asking Flores to help end her pregnancy; she could not be prosecuted because of her legal right to abortion.

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16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 6/10/05 - 6:57:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
It does seem strange that she and the boyfriend are getting treated differently.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 6/10/05 - 7:31:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think they are both guilty. This is terrible.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 6/10/05 - 7:33:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, that's wrong all right!
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 6/10/05 - 8:01:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
y did they tell people? anyway both in the wrong--equal punishment
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 6/11/05 - 1:23:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I think one is just as guilty as the other.

"y did they tell people?'...

Uh.

16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 6/11/05 - 1:28:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
If she has a legal right to abortion, doesn't the boyfriend hold an equal right to fund the abortion? Seems a bit one sided to me. If he's guilty by agreeing to assist then she's guilty of securing his assistance. Don't people who hire a hitman get convicted along with the hitman?
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 6/13/05 - 1:29:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with ozArcher on the conviction of both.

This is a pretty upsetting story. I'm sure they could manage an abortion if they didn't want the children. Inducing a miscarriage by hitting yourself and having your boyfriend STEP on you? That's medieval.

16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 6/21/05 - 1:05:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
This is terrible. Even though I don't support abortion, there are places to get it done, so why would they do such a horrible thing?
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 6/22/05 - 11:27:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I guess...but they could have found a better way to do it! Go to a clinic, for crying out loud!
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 6/24/05 - 12:11:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
i dont think that the girl should have gotten in trouble b/c well ya its her baby/ body she can really do what she wants. not that i'm supporting that at all. but i dont think that the boyfriend should have gotten in any trouble either. if there not punishing her then he shouldnt be punished either
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 6/24/05 - 12:14:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't support it either, but technically, it's legal. Not that I approve of it being legal either, but oh well. If you want to kill your child-to-be, have at it.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 6/24/05 - 12:16:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
That is absolutely sick...
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 6/24/05 - 2:38:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with Ozarcher.


Oh and Ribbon rose I love your picture. LOLOLOL

16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 6/24/05 - 2:43:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
life is created by god. He ceated those twokids for a reason. they had a purpose and i'm sure their purpose wasn't death.
The parnets alternative choice is adoption
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 6/27/05 - 2:34:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
That is really really horrible. I think they should both should be punished. The least they could have done was go to a clinic for the abortion, instead of this way.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 10:28:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
What is wrong with people? With everything that can help a couple make a decision they choose this? It's incredibly disgusting and horrible.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 11:21:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
No.

The bitch was too cheap to get an abortion, which is what it basically was. Yet abortion is still legal, therefore she could have done away with it anyway.

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 11:23:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think, even though I hate the idea of abortion, that by taking the matter into her own hands it's more of a case of murder than if she were to get a medical procedure done. Of course...I consider the two to be the same -murder - at least one is considered legal.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 7/17/05 - 11:16:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
this whole thing is horrible. It would still be horrible if she had gone the "safe and legal" route. Abortion stinks, and not just for the aborted.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 7/26/05 - 4:54:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
If she got away with it, he should get away with it too.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 7/26/05 - 5:02:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
This fetus protection law is getting way too far.
They should have been charged for endangering her life. Period.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 3:36:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think they should both serve for life.. i would give them the death penalty!!! that's jus wrong. i don't believe in abortion and i am disgisted by this!!
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 3:42:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
THis is disturbing and I think the woman should rot in hell for wanting her boyfriend to step on her.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 8/30/05 - 1:01:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
If the girlfriend gets off then so should the boyfriend. It's just stupid for him to go to jail for doing what she asked him to do.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/6/05 - 10:08:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
If abortion was her intent and her right, then the boyfriend should be charged with practicing medicine without a license and have to pay whatever fine comes with that charge. Either that, or they should both be convicted of murder.

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