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Oklahoma City's Latest Homicide Is Unborn Child
Oklahoma City Police say their 4th homicide this year was an unborn child.
According to police, on December 18th, 2012, Joanna Hickerson, an EMSA paramedic, was working with her partner and husband, Timothy Hickerson.
They responded to a call in the 2400 blk of N. May regarding a man needing medical attention. They were taking , 58 year-old, Paul Heatley to the back of the ambulance when he kicked the pregnant EMSA paramedic in the abdomen. Hickerson was transported to an area hospital for treatment and Heatley was arrested for assault and battery on an emergency medical care provider. On January 18th, Hickerson miscarried the pregnancy. The Medical Examiners Office has determined that the miscarriage occurred as a result of the assault and has been ruled a homicide. The Oklahoma County District Attorneys office will determined whether to file additional charges.
Posted: Thursday, January 24 2013, 11:16 AM CST
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Principal recounts storm hitting Moore school
May 24, 2013 20:38 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The principal of the Oklahoma elementary school where seven children died in a tornado says her teachers did everything they could to save their lives.
Plaza Towers Elementary Principal Amy Simpson said at an emotional news conference Friday that children regularly had tornado drills and bravely faced a storm carrying 210 mph winds.
After taking the first half of Monday to celebrate the students' accomplishments during the year, the weather worsened and the school turned attention to the skies. The twister hit just before the end of the school day.
Simpson said some teachers took the weight of collapsed walls onto their bodies to save children.
Monday's tornado was a top-of-the-scale EF5. The storm killed 24, including 10 children.
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