Via NY Daily reports:
The son of a Florida doctor has pleaded guilty in federal court to tricking his pregnant girlfriend into taking medication that caused her to miscarry.
John Andrew Welden faces up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing hearing scheduled for Dec. 5. Until then, he is free on supervised release on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and tampering with a consumer product. He could have faced life without parole had he been convicted of murder under the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act,” a charge that was brought when he was first arrested in May.
Prosecutors said Welden forged his father’s signature in March on a prescription for Cytotec, a drug used to force contractions. Welden then relabeled the pill bottle to read “amoxicillin” and told Lee his father had prescribed the antibiotic to treat an infection she was suffering. After taking one tablet, Lee experienced severe pain and cramps. She was about six weeks pregnant at the time. She later miscarried at a local hospital.
The woman said she had intended to raise the child alone after Welden balked at the prospect of being a father.
SMH!!! The world we live in. Well now he can spend the next 15 years of his life reminded of where his selfish ways put him.