By Dave Andrusko Besides being immensely tragic, there was always something that didn’t sound right in the case of John Andrew Welden, who as you may recall, slipped an abortifacient to Remee Jo Lee, his pregnant girlfriend, in 2013. Facing a murder charge made possible by the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, Welden cut …Continue reading "Did Andrew Welden act alone in 2013 when he gave his pregnant girlfriend an abortifacient?"
By Dave Andrusko There were always broad hints that the conviction of John Andrew Welden for tricking his girlfriend Remee Jo Lee into taking Cytotec which caused her to miscarriage their baby, was not the final word in the case. A story Friday in the Tampa Bay Times proves that to be true. As …Continue reading "Lawsuits continue as man serves time for tricking Remee Jo Lee into taking abortifacient"
By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today has covered the case of John Andrew Welden, its many twists and turns, all the way back to last May when he was indicted on a federal charge that he murdered his own unborn child. As our readers know, last September Welden cut a deal to avoid a …Continue reading "John Andrew Welden sentenced, leaving behind a dead unborn baby, a devastated mother, and two hurting families"
By Dave Andrusko After one false start, the man convicted of tricking his pregnant girlfriend into taking a drug that caused her to abort her baby, will be sentenced today. Last September attorneys for John Andrew Welden worked a plea bargain where Welden plead guilty to lesser charges of consumer product tampering and conspiracy …Continue reading "Welden to be sentenced today for tricking girlfriend into aborting unborn child"
By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara ruled late Friday afternoon that the drug John Andrew Welden tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking caused the abortion of Remee Jo Lee’s 6-7-week-old unborn baby. “There is not a shred of evidence to support the defendant’s suggestion of miscarriage,” he said, after hearing two …Continue reading "Judge finds drug caused abortion of Renee Lee’s unborn baby"
By Dave Andrusko After hearing two days of testimony, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara may rule as early as today on the length of sentence for John Andrew Welden, who has admitted tricking his then-girlfriend into taking a drug (Cytotec) to induce an abortion. There will be closing arguments limited to 20 minutes …Continue reading "Sentencing could come today in case of man who tricked woman into taking drug to induce an abortion"
By Dave Andrusko During the first of what is expected to be two days of competing testimony, one expert said Wednesday that a sonogram had shown that Remy Jo Lee was not at risk of losing her unborn baby while another explained how the drug Cytotec (misoprostol) can lethally harm an unborn child. Prosecutors called …Continue reading "Experts testify in case of man who slipped abortion-inducing drug to pregnant girlfriend that baby was viable and in no danger"
By Dave Andrusko It seemingly came out of the blue. John Andrew Welden admitted tricking his then-girlfriend Remee Jo Lee into taking misoprostol (Cytotec)last March with the intention of causing Ms. Lee to miscarry her 6-7-week-old unborn baby. His lawyers had worked out a plea bargain so that Welden pleaded guilty to lesser charges …Continue reading "Wednesday begins two days of expert testimony in case of man who slipped abortifacient to pregnant girlfriend"
By Dave Andrusko As was implicit in comments made over the weekend, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara said today that both sides could call expert witnesses next month to test the defense contention that a powerful drug John Andrew Welden tricked his girlfriend into taking did not cause the death of Remee Jo …Continue reading "Judge to allow witnesses to test defense contention that abortion-inducing pill insufficiently strong to cause death of 6-7-week old unborn child"
By Dave Andrusko All the steps had been taken, most important a plea bargain, and John Andrew Welden was scheduled to be sentenced today for tricking his then-girl friend into taking Cytotec (misoprostol) to cause the death of Remee Jo Lee’s unborn baby. In exchange for the government dropping a first-degree murder charge filed …Continue reading "Judge questions strength of case against man accused of tricking girlfriend into taking pill to induce an abortion"
By Dave Andrusko One phase of the ordeal of Remee Jo Lee, the woman who lost her unborn baby after being tricked into taking an abortifacient by her boyfriend, will come to an end this week. The NBC affiliate in Miami is reporting that John Andrew Welden is scheduled for sentencing in federal court …Continue reading "John Andrew Welden, who gave pregnant girlfriend abortion drug, to be sentenced Tuesday"
By Dave Andrusko Remee Jo Lee, the woman who lost her unborn baby after being tricked into taking an abortifacient, is suing the pharmacy involved, according to a story in the Tampa Tribune. In September the boyfriend, John Andrew Welden, pleaded guilty to charges of tampering with a consumer product and conspiracy to commit mail …Continue reading "Remee Lee–tricked into taking abortion pills—is suing pharmacy"