AUSTIN, Texas –
A Texas grand jury has indicted a husband accused of slipping a medication used for abortions into his wife’s drinks in hopes that it could finish her being pregnant.
Mason Herring, a 38-year-old Houston legal professional, was indicted on two felony counts, together with assault of a pregnant particular person, below prices handed up final week by a Harris County grand jury. Court information present he was initially arrested in May and launched on a US$30,000 bond.
Nicholas Norris, an legal professional for Herring, declined to instantly remark Thursday.
Prosecutors instructed Houston tv station KTRK that the infant was born prematurely however was wholesome and nicely.
According to courtroom paperwork, Herring’s spouse instructed authorities her husband in March started lecturing her on hydration and providing water. She mentioned she turned severely ailing and after ingesting from the primary cup that appeared cloudy, which her husband allegedly defined was maybe the end result of the cup or water pipes being soiled.
Herring’s spouse turned suspicious, in line with courtroom information, and started refusing a number of different drinks her husband provided. She mentioned she later discovered in the trash packaging for a drug that comprises misoprostol, a medication used to induce abortion.
The couple had separated earlier this 12 months and had been attending marriage counselling when she instructed him in regards to the being pregnant, in line with courtroom paperwork. She mentioned Mason Herring expressed to her in textual content messages a number of occasions that he was sad in regards to the being pregnant.
A spokesperson for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Thursday. Herring was additionally indicted on an assault cost of trying to an induce an abortion.