The widow of a Camp Pendleton Marine who was killed by an Orange County deputy last month has given birth to a baby girl.
Family friend James Webb says the daughter of Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr. was born healthy at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the base hospital.
Webb is a civilian who works at the base. He says the girl's name is "Hope," which the couple picked before the tragedy.
The Orange County district attorney's office is investigating the Feb. 7 killing of Loggins, who was shot in a San Clemente High School parking lot around 4:30 a.m.
Sheriff's Department officials say Loggins plowed through a gate in his SUV with his two daughters inside and refused orders.
Military officials describe him as a devout Christian family man.
On Thursday, a lawyer filed a claim on behalf of Loggins' family, saying the shooting was not justified, and that the two daughters who were in the car when he was shot were held against their will for 13 hours.
The claim is believed to be the first step toward a lawsuit against the deputy, his department and the county.