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Keeler v. Superior Court
Citation:2 Cal. 3d 619, 87 Cal. Rptr. 481 (1970)
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Keeler v. Superior Court
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Keeler’s ex-wife had been impregnated by another man. Keeler attacked his ex-wife and kicked and punched her abdomen, ultimately killing the fetus. Keeler was charged with murdering the fetus. The doctor who removed the fetus testified at Keeler’s trial that the fetus was mature enough to be viable if born prematurely.
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