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Butler to host panel on Shuai murder, attempted feticide case

IL Staff
June 25, 2013
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A panel of legal and medical experts will discuss the murder and attempted feticide case against Bei Bei Shuai, whose prosecution in Indianapolis has made international headlines. The event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Butler University.

Attorney Stephen C. McCaffrey, president and CEO of Mental Health America of Indiana and chair of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction Advisory Committee, will be one of three expert speakers. Others are Dr. Laura Miller, a Harvard professor and expert in perinatal and postpartum psychiatry, and Dr. Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

The discussion also will be webcast. Registration for the event or webcast is available here. Event sponsors include the National Association of Pregnant Women; Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at Butler University; American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Indiana; Mental Health America of Indiana; Demia; and the Indiana Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice.

Shuai was charged after her newborn daughter, Angel, died days after her delivery by emergency caesarian section at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Days earlier, Shuai told friends that she consumed rat poison in an attempted suicide after the baby’s father jilted her. Her friends persuaded her to seek medical attention.

Shuai’s trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 3. She next will appear in a pretrial hearing before Marion Superior Judge Sheila Carlisle at 1 p.m. Friday. Carlisle has ordered attorneys to prepare final witness lists by July 3 for a trial that prosecutors say could last three weeks.

 

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