By Dave Andrusko
The prosecution rested its case Tuesday against Scott Bollig after a pathologist and medical examiner testified that the death of Naomi Abbott’s unborn baby was “not a natural miscarriage” but the result of the abortifacient mifepristone.
Bollig is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly lacing his then-girlfriend’s pancakes with mifepristone in January 2014.
According to reporter Mike Corn
Bollig also is charged with a felony count of aggravated battery and a misdemeanor charge of distribution of adulterated food — a charge that reflects how an abortion drug allegedly was given to Bollig’s former girlfriend on a pancake.
In May, two additional felony charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery were filed.
Dan Walter, Bollig’s attorney, tried to make the case that Abbott was aware she was taking the abortifacient “but became frightened later and so blamed Bollig,” according to Hayes Daily reporter James Bell.
Walter elicited such testimony from Linda Anderson, a woman whose ex-husband, Steve Anderson, was friends with Naomi’s ex-husband, Ron Abbott.
“However, that testimony was quickly refuted when Ron Abbott took the stand later,” Bell reported.
“I don’t remember that conversation,” he said.
He also testified he had not told Steve or Linda he had helped Naomi Abbott in any way and she had never told him she had caused her own miscarriage. Ultimately, he said Linda Anderson’s story was not true.
The trial resumed this morning. Testimony could wrap up today or tomorrow, followed by closing arguments.