An expert is suggesting that there was little chance that the baby of Kayann Lamont, who was shot and killed by a policeman in Yallahs, St Thomas, last Saturday, could have survived.
Lamont, who was eight months pregnant at the time of the incident, died on the spot.
Dr Monique Rainford-Bourne, obstetrician and gynaecologist, said if there had been time for an emergency Caesarean section, the baby might have been saved.
"The baby needs to be oxygenated and if the person was not breathing any more that wouldn't allowed for the baby to get any oxygen and if this is not happening, just like the mother died, the baby would die," Rainford-Bourne told The Gleaner.
"The only way it would be possible was if an emergency C-section was done almost immediately. The baby would have to be taken out within minutes while the baby still has some oxygen reserve, so it is not impossible for a baby to survive," she said.
However, since Lamont died on the spot, Rainford-Bourne suggested it would have been too late to get the baby out by the time its mother was taken to the hospital.