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Man convicted in attempted homicide of unborn child

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of spiking his pregnant girlfriend’s drink with an abortion-inducing drug has been convicted of attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child.

Forty-five-year Manishkumar Patel faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison as a result of a plea agreement with prosecutors in Outagamie County this week. As part of a plea deal, the bail-jumping charges against Patel were dismissed, but the judge can consider them at sentencing.

His girlfriend never drank the spiked beverage, but nonetheless had a miscarriage weeks later.

The former Kaukauna man had been on the run since he was charged in 2007 and forfeited a $750,000 bond. He was finally arrested in New York in January 2017 and returned to Outagamie County.

Sentencing in his case is scheduled for Oct. 9.

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