Guilty plea in abortion pill case - FOX 13 News

Guilty plea in abortion pill case

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

A Bay area case that's received national attention took another twist and turn today.

John Welden, a man who allegedly slipped his girlfriend an abortion pill, plead guilty in federal court, making him a convicted felon.

It was on two counts for tampering with a consumer product and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Welden's girlfriend was pregnant, and authorities said he didn't want the baby. Authorities say he switched her antibiotics with a Cytotec, a medication used to induce labor.

He faced a possible life sentence if convicted of the original charge in the child's death.

Welden's father is a well-known doctor. He is accused of forging his father's signature on the prescription.

FOX 13's Alcides Segui reports another person may have been involved in arranging the Cytotec, and it's unclear if they could face charges.

Welden's father has not been charged with anything.

Welden left the federal courthouse Monday morning without speaking to reporters. He was accompanied by security.

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