The family of a pregnant 21-year-old who was strangled and raped are campaigning to change a Wisconsin law that let her killer avoid a murder charge because he was drunk.
Brian Cooper, 36, was found guilty last year of sexually assaulting Alisha Bromfield, but the jury were unable to decide on the murder charge because he had been intoxicated at the time of the killing.
Miss Bromfield’s family are now trying to overturn the law which prevents a murder charge while drunk because a killer’s intent can’t be proved if intoxicated.
Cooper is alleged to have strangled the 21-year-old, from Plainfield, Illinois, when she refused to restart their relationship.
Afterwards, he sexually assaulted the body of Miss Bromfield, who was six months’ pregnant. The pair had been in Wisconsin for a family wedding at the time of the attack, in August 2012.