On January 24, 2022, Dothan Police Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of Shadowlawn Drive in Dothan. According to witnesses, the victim and the suspect, Iveonna Turner, got into a physical altercation at that address. During the altercation, Turner struck the victim, who was pregnant, several times in the stomach using her hands and feet during the assault. After the incident, the victim sought medical treatment for pain in her stomach.
A medical examination confirmed the assault lead to injuries of the fetus that left the fetus unviable and unable to survive. In the State of Alabama, a fetus, regardless of its viability, is considered a person. Turner, as a result of the incident, has been charged with murder.
Iveonna Samone Lashay Turner (20) of Dothan has been charged with Murder. Turner’s bond has been set at $500,000.