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Plea Deal Reduces Charge in Abortion Pill Case

Tampa Bay Times
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

In a plea deal agreement that will drop a murder charge down to product tampering and mail fraud, John Andrew Welden admitted he tricked his ex-girlfriend into taking medication that would cause her to miscarry her pregnancy, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The agreement signed by Welden, who changed his plea to guilty today, reveals he conspired with a Sunlake Pharmacy employee to get the drug Cytotec. 

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