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October 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Conviction of woman who cut baby from womb upheld

The Associated Press

The state Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Kennewick woman who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a pregnant Pasco mom and cutting her baby out of her womb.

In a unanimous decision Thursday, the high court rejected Phiengchai Sisouvanh’s claim that the court-appointed expert who conducted her evaluation did not properly take into account her cultural background as a Laotian immigrant.

Sisouvanh was convicted of aggravated murder for the 2008 death of 27-year-old Araceli Camacho Gomez. The baby survived and is being raised by his father in Pasco.

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