Murder, feticide charges filed in shooting of pregnant woman in Anderson

ANDERSON, Ind. -- An Anderson man accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend, killing her two unborn twins, is now facing murder and feticide charges.

Police say Skye'lar White shot Alexis Wasson in the back of the head last Friday.   It happened around 3 a.m. in the 4200 block of Mellen Drive.

Wasson was 21 weeks pregnant with twins at the time.  She is not expected to survive.

According to court records, the suspect claims the deadly shooting was all an accident, but prosecutors do not believe that story.

“It’s just a horrible thing for our community and we’re all grieving over this,” said Madison County prosecutor Rodney Cummings.

Prosecutor Cummings says after the shooting Skye’lar White drove the victim to his mother’s home.

White’s mother later told police her son said the shooting was an accident because the gun was in the bed.

The affidavit claims White added, “The gun went off and grazed her head.”

Police say White’s mother then rushed Wasson to the hospital and White made no effort to call 911 for help.

“His behavior seems very inconsistent with what would be an accidental shooting,” said Cummings.  “He says it’s an accident and grazing wound.  That’s inconsistent with the evidence so far.”

Searching the shooting scene police did find a shell casing behind the headboard, but have not recovered the gun.

With an enhancement, the prosecutor says the charges against White carry a maximum punishment of 117 years behind bars.

“It’s a horrible crime and horrible outcome.  There’s a dead mother and two dead babies.  What message is there?  Who knows?  All we can do is the best to achieve justice for the grieving family,” said Cummings.

During an initial court hearing a not guilty plea was entered on White’s behalf.  He will be held without bond until his trial.

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