Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Florida man sentenced to 14 years in prison for tricking girlfriend into taking abortion pills

John Welden will be spending a good deal of time behind bars after he tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking abortion pills, which led to the death of their unborn child.

John Andrew Welden, 29, had pleaded guilty in September to forging a prescription for Cytotec, the brand name for misoprostol, in March 2013 and relabeling the bottle as the common antibiotic amoxicillin. He convinced his former lover, Remee Jo Lee, that she had an infection and needed to take the pills he claimed his father had prescribed. She miscarried within hours.