Mother who escaped deadly Aurora shooting gives birth; her husband remains in critical condition

The Colorado theater shooter may have taken a dozen lives and injured dozens more in his rampage but he wasn’t able to claim the life of one person — an unborn child just days away from birth. However, the father is in serious medical condition and needs support.

According to an AP report, a pregnant woman who escaped the deadly shooting uninjured delivered her baby today as her wounded husband remains in critical condition in the hospital. Today, 21-year-old Katie Medley gave birth but her husband, 23-year-old Caleb Medley, was shot in the head and remains hospitalized.

The father, David Sanchez, attended the court hearing today — the first of many as the case against the shooter unfolds.

“While his daughter was in labor, the angry Sanchez waited outside the courthouse where shooting suspect James Holmes made his first court appearance. He said his daughter escaped death by mere seconds,” AP reported. “Sanchez said his daughter and son-in-law have been waiting for a year to watch the premiere of the Batman movie.”


The Denver Post has more on the story:

Sanchez, 53, traveled to the Arapahoe County Justice Center outside of Centennial in hopes of getting a glimpse of the man who authorities say put his 23-year-old son-in-law, Caleb Medley, in a coma with a gunshot wound to the right side of his head.

“He is in stable but critical condition and they are monitoring his condition,” Sanchez said outside the courthouse to a large scrum of reporters who were seizing on anything to report after the 12-minute court hearing.

Sanchez said he had come to the courthouse as a representative for Caleb and Katie.

“It is important to support my daughter and her husband and their newborn baby,” he said.

His daughter has been avoiding any media after the shooting, concentrating on her pending birth of their son that they have already named “Hugo,” and her husband’s state.

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