For attempting to abort his girlfriend’s two-month old pregnancy, a 20-year-old student of Millersville University in rural Pennsylvania, has been charged to court with attempted murder.
The student, whose identity was revealed as Theophilus Washington, had attempted the dastardly act by poisoning his pregnant girlfriend’s glass of water with bleach.
According to reports, Washington and his pregnant girlfriend, also a student of the university, were at his home on Thursday and Friday when he offered her a drink of water that had been stashed in the refrigerator.
The unsuspecting pregnant girlfriend, whose identity was not disclosed for privacy reasons, drank the water and returned to her room.
She, however, began to feel a burning sensation in her throat which resulted in her throwing up. She called emergency services (911) where it was revealed that she had been poisoned.
Washington has been charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder of an unborn child and reckless endangering. He is now in custody on $1million bail pending a November 4 preliminary hearing.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.