A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn baby when he tried to get his then-girlfriend to ingest an abortion-inducing drug.
Manishkumar Patel, 45, was given the sentence last week by Outagamie County Judge John Des Jardins, who added four additional years of extended supervision, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.
During the sentencing, Patel explained that he regretted his actions, telling the court, “I have no excuse or explanation for my actions.”
Patel explained that he put the abortion-inducing drug in his girlfriend’s drink because they had another child with serious medical issues.
“I was convinced my unborn child would suffer the same fate,” said Patel, as quoted by the Post-Crescent. “This did not excuse what I did.”
In November 2007, Patel was charged with 7 felonies and 2 misdemeanors, including attempted first-degree murder of an unborn child, burglary, two counts of violating a restraining order, and stalking, for his effort to have his girlfriend miscarry their unborn child.
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Source: Christian Post