Baby delivered after mother shot to death
A pregnant woman and her husband were shot at this house outside Columbus, Ohio, but the baby was saved.
March 1st, 2011
09:46 AM ET

Baby delivered after mother shot to death

A pregnant woman was shot to death in suburban Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, but doctors were able to deliver her baby alive, CNN affiliate WBNS-TV reports.

Tenishia Latham, 25, and her husband, Larry Latham, 28, were both shot by a man with whom Larry Latham was having a dispute, police told the station.

Three children, ages 4, 8 and 9, were in the Clinton Township home when the attack occurred but were unharmed, the Columbus Dispatch reported. One of the children called 911.

Paramedics rushed Tenishia Latham, seven months pregnant and shot in the head, to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead but the baby, a girl, was delivered. The infant is being cared for in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, according to WBNS.

Paramedics found the husband lying in the yard with a gunshot wound to the head. He was listed in critical condition at a hospital, WBNS reported.

Tenishia Latham's brother, Adarus Ferguson, called on the unknown gunman to turn himself in.

"I know you aren't going to do that, but you know God will deal with you. I can't judge you."

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  1. Alert U

    Every day in America about forty to fifty people are shot. Murder, suicide and a few accidental. They wanted to pardon Billy the Kid. We love our guns like ice cream and balloons on a sunny birthday.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. TO THE SURVIVORS

    To the survivors: God Keep you through these most difficult days in your life. May His light shine over you. If you need to know why, seek the Lord, He is there for you. I do not know what to say to comfort you. I am just a stranger. My heart hurts for you all. But open the pages of your Fathers Holy word and seek out your comfort. It is there. God Bless you.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Ally

    This is horribly tragic.
    The poor little girl isn't going to get to know her mother.
    And the mother won't be able to see her children grow up.

    My heart goes out to them and their loved ones. <3

    March 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. James

    Tenisha...that culture is so violent, its sad that it traps an entire group of people in a cycle of poverty and violence and population explosion

    March 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. misshead

    DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please people is that all u have? A person is dead better yet a mother,daughter,maybe a sister !!!!!! The bottom line is she's GONE !!!!!!!! All because of ANGER

    March 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. pray

    lets just all pray that the children will grow up to be strong indiviaduals and not fall to violence when they are grown

    March 28, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. WHITE MAN

    Listen people something very tragic happen.. It happens in black, white, & suburbs.. This is not the time to judge or assume.. We all know there was some type of issue, but it is what it is.. Please respect the family and prey for the living!
    For those who are not religious(i am not)- You don thave to be religious to prey, hope, & believe!!

    March 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. batspid3000

    Jeez...no wonder human beings cheat,lie,steal and shoot each other. Read some of the posts. Man, we are truly a messed up bunch of humans.

    March 30, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Donna

    First, my heart goes out to these people and these children.
    Second, People that posted on here, wake up!!! there is so much meanness and crime and killing in the world that it is just scary. I was appalled when I read some of these posts. Instead of picking on each other for something as stupid as grammar or spelling or saying unkind things to each other why don't you look at the tragedy and vow to treat people better and be part of the healing of people and getting back to just being nice instead of contributing to the crap in the world today with people!

    March 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Vnouvelle

    JR shut your mouth. You are nothing but a small minded bit of nothing on the face of this earth. So you don't believe in God. Doesn't make you intelligent. So stop putting down others beliefs, you ignorant f***

    March 31, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Tatted

    First of all, "not surprised", its suburban Columbus, not the GHETTO, punk! Have a little more respect than that. I bet nothing happens in "your neighborhood" except for meth busts and kids huffing

    March 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. disgustedbyyourignorance

    wow! Your parents REALLY failed. You're just a walking advertisement for Pro-Abortion, aren't you... Disgusting.

    March 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. sisterv

    Typical "Black" behavior. Hmmmm let's see now: Columbine (Eric Harris & Kyland Klebold), John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, Son of Sam, Charles Joseph Whitman, Robert Butler Jr. (Omaha, Nebraska), Tim Bundy, Berkowitz and the list goes on and on OOPS let's not forget the KKKK,. What do they havein common they are all caucasian. However, is the "typical white" behavior? NO. There are bad in the Ghetto just as there are hard working people in the Ghetto, there are rapists, pedophiles, murderers in EVERY neighborhood. It might be quiet in your little "white" neighborhott because of the fear inside the house. This is a sick and sad situation regardless of what was going on.

    March 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Outraged

    Seriously?Abortion? That's your resolution? Why not a condom, free birth control or many of the other options for contraceptives? A woman who is not responsible enough to protect herself from conceiving should not have the right to kill a child. Although not viable in the world at 6 weeks, there is a beating heart. Abortion is wrong on so many levels but people like you will be the ones answering to God one day. Disgusting.

    March 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. ladybug4u

    Amulette – you have got to be a martian as I don't know of any human that could possibly be as ignorant as you are!! This is a tradgedy and these comments should be used as a tool to encourage the family (and others that are here reading these comments.) of brighter days. To the family – as you can see there are ignorant people on here going WAY off course with their comments – but there are also those of us (I happen to be a white woman) that truly feel for you and your family. Hopefully the killer has been caught by now and will be brought to justice. If not – there will come a time when he alone will have to answer for his crimes. May those poor children find comfort and sure hope their dad makes it.

    March 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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