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Murder charge in Fla. abortion pill case

TAMPA — The son of a Florida fertility doctor has been charged with tricking his girlfriend into taking a pill used to induce labor and cause an abortion, killing the embryo she was carrying.

John Andrew Welden was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of product tampering and first-degree murder and faces up to life in prison if convicted. He is also the defendant in a lawsuit filed by his former girlfriend, 26-year-old Remee Lee.

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