Re: Man Accused of Forcing Miscarriage
- From: yD <yaffadina2@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 10:21:19 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 1, 7:11 pm, "Chocolic" <chatter...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"yD" <yaffadi...@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Nov 30, 3:28 pm, "tiny dancer" <tinydancer...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
First case I've heard of like this, slipping RU-486
One of those cases where there's nothing to say because it's so
shocking and, yes, diabolical!
Well ffs, they started an affair with in 2001. They already had one child,
then she got pregnant two more times ending in two miscarriages. Meantime,
this guy is still frikkin married.
She couldn't have been too happy with him in the first place since she
suspected him of poisoning her. Why WHY are women so stupid. Gaaaawd.
I don't mean to sound like I'm blaming the victim, I'm not because she
didn't deserve that, but gawd dammit people can be stupid.
I have absolutely no idea! I don't understand women who stay with
violent men either. Is a bad man better than no man to them? I just
Man Accused of Forcing Miscarriage
By DINESH RAMDE
Associated Press Writer
Posted: Today at 8:29 a.m.
Updated: Today at 10:21 a.m.
APPLETON, Wis. -- Darshana Patel told authorities she was suspicious as
watched her boyfriend stir a smoothie at an ice cream store. When he
it to her, she noticed powder on the cup's rim, and the pregnant woman
feigned illness and didn't drink it.
According to a criminal complaint, the woman says she sent the powder to
laboratory and it turned out to be mifepristone, the abortion pill also
known as RU-486.
The test results came too late: She had already suffered two miscarriages
less than a year.
On Thursday, Manishkumar M. Patel, 34, of Appleton, was accused of
the drug to the woman without her knowledge. He was charged with seven
felonies and two misdemeanors, including attempted first-degree
homicide of an unborn child, stalking, burglary and two counts of
a restraining order. The nine charges carry a maximum penalty of 99 1/2
years in prison and a $92,000 fine.
Wisconsin is one of 37 states with a "fetal homicide" law, according to
National Conference of State Legislatures. Under the 1998 law, anyone who
attacks a pregnant woman and injures or kills her fetus could face life
"These allegations are devious, diabolical and disturbing," Outagamie
Court Commissioner Brian Figy told Manishkumar Patel at a hearing.
Defense lawyer Thomas Zoesch said he had not had a chance to discuss the
case in detail with his client but expects he will plead not guilty. A
who identified herself Friday morning as the manager of the health clinic
where Darshana Patel works said, "She is not talking to anyone today."
Darshana Patel and Manishkumar Patel are not related, and Manishkumar
is married to someone else; Patel is a common Indian last name.
The criminal complaint paints a picture of a long-running affair that
produced a child, now age 3, but which soured.
The two had known each other since Manishkumar Patel, who holds a legal
green card, emigrated to the U.S. from India in 1998, the complaint said.
The two began a relationship in 2001 and had a son in 2004.
Darshana Patel said she became pregnant with Manish's child in September
2006 - a child he denied was his - but she miscarried two months later.
She became pregnant with his child again in August 2007, the complaint
and this time she noticed how attentive Manish became. He even prepared
meals for her on occasion.
Then she noticed the powder on the smoothie cup at the store. A short
later, her doctor detected problems in her hormone levels, and she
the lab to test the substance in the cup. While waiting for a kit to test
the substance, she miscarried. The lab test later confirmed the presence
the abortion pill, the complaint said.
She obtained a restraining order November 13, authorities said.
The complaint said a search of Manishkumar Patel's residence Wednesday
an envelope containing pills labeled as mifepristone, or RU-486.
Investigators said they asked him if he knew what kind of pills they
and he responded, "abortion pills."
He told deputies he got the pills from India, according to the complaint.
Access to RU-486 is strictly regulated in the U.S., and it is only
administered to women in a doctor's office.
Investigators asked him whether he used the pills to cause the
and he declined to answer. In a follow-up interview, he admitted giving
Darshana "one pill" but did not say when or where, the complaint said.
Patel was ordered held on $750,000 bail after Assistant District Attorney
Mark Schroeder said Patel had a net worth of $400,000 and was a flight
Patel runs service stations and other businesses.
Investigators had found an airline ticket in Patel's home for a flight
scheduled to leave for Germany on November 28, the day after he was
arrested, Schroeder said.
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