- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A hearing has been postponed in the case of a Mississippi woman who gave birth to a stillborn child and is challenging charges filed against her by prosecutors who said her cocaine use killed the baby.

Robert McDuff, attorney for Rennie Gibbs, says no new date has been set for the hearing, which was to have been Monday in Lowndes Circuit Court. Gibbs’ attorneys want the charge to be dismissed.

Gibbs’ child was stillborn in 2006. Prosecutors blamed Gibbs’ cocaine use, and charged her with depraved-heart murder.

The charge is a legal term under Mississippi law for an action that demonstrates a “callous disregard for human life” and results in death.


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