Anyone else heard of "feticide"?

@sedel1027 (17855)
United States
May 5, 2008 9:46am CST
I live in Louisiana and we have all kinds of crazy laws because we are still under Napoleonic code. This is a first on for me though. I don't know if it exists in other states, but it may. Over the weekend about 15 miles from where I live a 19yr old male was showing a 22 week pregnant 17 yr old female and hand gun when the gun went off. He shot the fetus and the fetus died on the operating table. The mother lived. He was charged with third-degree feticide and possession of a stolen firearm. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354157,00.html I have never heard the term "feticide" before. Is this an actual term or just another one of those made up AP words?
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