AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas grand jury has indicted a husband accused of slipping a drugs used for abortions into his spouse’s drinks in hopes that it will finish her being pregnant.
Mason Herring, a 38-year-old Houston legal professional, was indicted on two felony counts, together with assault of a pregnant particular person, beneath prices handed up final week by a Harris County grand jury. Courtroom information present he was initially arrested in Could and launched on a $30,000 bond.
Nicholas Norris, an legal professional for Herring, declined to instantly remark Thursday.
Prosecutors informed Houston tv station KTRK that the newborn was born prematurely however was wholesome and nicely.
In keeping with courtroom paperwork, Herring’s spouse informed authorities her husband in March started lecturing her on hydration and providing water. She mentioned she turned severely ailing and after consuming from the primary cup that appeared cloudy, which her husband allegedly defined was maybe the results of the cup or water pipes being soiled.
Herring’s spouse turned suspicious, in keeping with courtroom information, and started refusing a number of different drinks her husband supplied. She mentioned she later discovered within the trash packaging for a drug that comprises misoprostol, a drugs used to induce abortion.
The couple had separated earlier this yr and had been attending marriage counseling when she informed him in regards to the being pregnant, in keeping with courtroom paperwork. She mentioned Mason Herring expressed to her in textual content messages a number of occasions that he was sad in regards to the being pregnant.
A spokesperson for the Harris County District Legal professional’s Workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Thursday. Herring was additionally indicted on an assault cost of trying to an induce an abortion.