9/21/07 -- OKC, OK - An Oklahoma City woman accused of killing her unborn child, as a result of her meth addiction, has pled guilty to a reduced charge of murder in the 2nd degree.
The mother, 30-year old Theresa Lee Hernandez has been incarcerated in the Oklahoma County jail since September of 2004.
JohnTV.com first reported on this case June 26.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has taken a lot of heat from several women's groups for his decision to prosecute Hernandez.
We here at JohnTV.com openly supported Prater's stance that justice for the unborn child was paramount.
Hernandez's guilty plea should now end the debate on whether or not she and her drug addiction killed her child.
In a separate story, publish by the Daily Oklahoman, DA Prater recognized the innocent victims of child abuse when he addressed a group outside the state capitol yesterday.
The day marked the first annual Healing Field event; an event to focus attention on children across the country that have died as a direct result of child abuse.
Organizers placed 1,400 American flags in the media near the capitol.
Prater reportedly told the crowd, "What I see are not flags, but dead children's bodies... We should not rest until we can turn around and not see one flag.”
Due to child abuse being such a key factor in women lost to street prostitution, JohnTV.com routinely covers stories on this topic.