The son of a Tampa fertility doctor is facing a civil lawsuit and has been indicted for first-degree murder. He is accused of giving his pregnant girlfriend a prescription for an abortion pill and telling her it was an antibiotic.
The 28-year-old man allegedly forged his father’s signature on a prescription form to obtain Cytotec — a pill that induces labor — and reportedly went so far as to re-label the pill bottle as containing the antibiotic Amoxicillan.
The woman, who did not have insurance, was taken to her boyfriend’s father who is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. During the office visit it was confirmed that she was pregnant. According to the woman, she was elated and wanted to keep the baby, even if it meant raising it alone. She claims she even had given it a name.
Shortly thereafter, the boyfriend allegedly brought his girlfriend some pills, claiming that his father had told him she had an infection that needed antibiotic treatment. She took one of the pills and quickly started feeling abdominal pain and experienced bleeding.
The woman was hospitalized and lost the nearly seven-week-old fetus. Shortly thereafter, she sought a domestic violence injunction against the boyfriend.
An attorney for the woman filed a lawsuit for damages in excess of $15,000, alleging his client suffered emotional distress and injuries as a result of the deception and the loss of her baby. Her attorney is also seeking punitive damages against the boyfriend, claiming that his alleged wrongful actions were “willful, wanton and malicious.”
The boyfriend now faces federal criminal charges for murder under the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004.” A judge denied him bail after the indictment.
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