KY Judge Holds Woman in Contempt for Pregnancy

By: AP
By: AP

BENTON, Ky. (AP) -- A western Kentucky judge has held a woman in contempt for becoming pregnant while incarcerated before her trial on a manslaughter charge.

Marshall County Circuit Judge Dennis Foust ruled that 20-year-old Tiffany Pittman violated court orders late last year while in jail before facing a jury on Dec. 7. Pittman was sentenced to 15 years in prison manslaughter the death of Stephen J. "Jimmy" Harper. Harper died Aug. 15, 2011 in a wreck on U.S. 68 in Marshall County.

Foust on Friday denied shock probation in the case and tacked on the contempt of court ruling.

Pittman's attorney, James Jameson, told Foust the stress of going to trial and possibly spending the rest of her life in jail pushed Pittman to break the rules.

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