Crime

Tri-Cities pregnancy-murder trial goes to jury

Phiengchai Sisouvanh Synhavong's trial for the aggravated first-degree murder of Araceli Camacho Gomez in Benton County Superior Court started with opening statements by the defense and prosecution. Juan Campos Gomez Jr., the 13-year-old son of the victim, was the third witness sworn in to testify at the trial.
Phiengchai Sisouvanh Synhavong's trial for the aggravated first-degree murder of Araceli Camacho Gomez in Benton County Superior Court started with opening statements by the defense and prosecution. Juan Campos Gomez Jr., the 13-year-old son of the victim, was the third witness sworn in to testify at the trial. Bob Brawdy/Tri-city Herald

A jury in Kennewick is now deliberating in the aggravated murder trial of a woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and cutting the baby from her womb.

Lawyers made their closing arguments Monday in the trial of the 25-year-old Kennewick woman, Phiengchai Sisouvanh Synhavong (PEE'-en-chay SIS'-oo-vahn SIN'-ha-vahng).

She is pleading innocent by reason of insanity. If convicted she would be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The Tri-City Herald reports the baby survived the June 2008 attack at a Kennewick park and lives with its father.

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