Women charged in shooting of pregnant woman

Women charged in shooting of pregnant woman
Kayla D. Morris and Danazia C. Whitfield are charged with assault and burglary in connection with a Aug. 14, 2019 home invasion during which a pregnant woman was shot. (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Kayla D. Morris is charged with assault and burglary in connection with a Aug. 14, 2019 home invasion during which a pregnant woman was shot.
Kayla D. Morris is charged with assault and burglary in connection with a Aug. 14, 2019 home invasion during which a pregnant woman was shot. (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Two women have been charged with burglary and assault after a home invasion that left a pregnant woman wounded.

Kayla D. Morris, 21, and Danazia C. Whitfield, 20, were arrested August 14.

Danazia C. Whitfield is charged with assault and burglary in connection with a Aug. 14, 2019 home invasion during which a pregnant woman was shot.
Danazia C. Whitfield is charged with assault and burglary in connection with a Aug. 14, 2019 home invasion during which a pregnant woman was shot. (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

Morris and Whitfield are accused being with several others who entered an apartment in the 1600 block of W. Oak Street earlier that day while armed with a handgun. The group destoryed property of the woman living there and struck her several times in the face before firing shots that wounded the seven months pregnant woman.

After being read their Miranda Rights, Morris and Whitfield gave police statements saying they and their co-defendants went to collect a debt from the victim. The women said one of the co-defendants fired the shots that struck the victim.

Bond for Morris and Whitfield was set at $500,000 cash each.

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