Thursday, April 28, 2011

Man pleads guilty for attempted murder of unborn child

From the Columbus Dispatch:
Holt-Reid, 28, was arrested Oct. 6 after police say he pointed a handgun at Yolanda Burgess and drove her to an East Side abortion clinic for a scheduled appointment after she told him she didn't want to go through with the procedure.....

Officers said they found Holt-Reid in the parking lot with a 45-caliber handgun in his waistband.

The child has since been born and is doing well, Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Rausch said. Burgess and Holt-Reid already had a son together, state birth records show.

Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said he is unaware of another case in Ohio in which someone has been charged or convicted of attempted murder for trying to force someone to have an abortion......

The attempted-murder conviction carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
I'm guessing pro-choicers don't feel it's proper to charge a man with attempted murder for trying to kill his unborn child.

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