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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: The Poisoning Death of an Unborn Baby

     The Florida man accused of tricking his girlfriend into taking an abortion-inducing drug to cause her to miscarry…has been sentenced to nearly 14 years behind bars. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara sentenced 29-year-old John Andrew Weldon on January 27, 2014, saying that while he did not think Weldon was an evil person, his action was evil….

     Weldon accepted a plea deal last year to avoid a possible life sentence if convicted of murder under the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, instead pleading guilty to product tampering and mail fraud. Weldon found himself facing a possible life sentence after his girlfriend Remee Jo Lee refused to abort their baby and he tricked her into taking a Cytotec pill, resulting in the miscarriage. She was nearly seven weeks pregnant….

Caroline May, "Man Who Tricked Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill Sentenced to Nearly 14 Years in Prison," The Daily Caller, January 27, 2014

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