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.