Lawyers ask to inspect fetus specimens

ELKTON, Md. (AP) - Lawyers for a doctor accused of killing a fetus during a late-term abortion are asking to inspect specimens of that fetus.

Lawyers for 46-year-old Dr. Nicola Riley of Salt Lake City, Utah, made that request on Jan. 27 in a motion filed in Cecil County Circuit Court. Riley and 55-year-old Dr. Steven Brigham of Voorhees, N.J., have been charged with murder in the death of a fetus.

The Cecil Whig reports that Riley's charges relate to an alleged victim identified as Male Fetus Brewer. Prosecutors allege the fetus was viable.

Stuart O. Simms, one of Riley's lawyers, filed the motion asking a judge to order the State Medical Examiner's Office to allow an expert to inspect any specimens identified as Male Fetus Brewer.
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   Information from: Cecil Whig

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