Murder Conviction Upheld In Shooting Of Fetus

Nov 7, 2017

A state appeals court Monday upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Jacksonville woman who shot a pregnant woman in the abdomen during a dispute in 2014 and fatally wounded the fetus.

Gil Sanchez Valencia

Federal prosecutors have charged a fertility doctor’s son with first degree-murder for tricking his ex-girlfriend into taking a drug that terminated the pregnancy of her six-week-old fetus, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Authorities say John Andrew Welden, 28, forged his father’s signature on his prescription pad, and then told the woman she was taking an antibiotic.