Doctor Jailed For Slipping Abortion Pill Into Pregnant Girlfriends Drink
A physician who slipped an abortion pill into his pregnant girlfriend’s drink — causing her to lose an unborn baby boy — was sentenced to three years in prison Friday.
Sikander Imran had pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Va.
He was charged last June with premeditated killing of a fetus of another and illegally causing abortion or miscarriage.
He was sentenced to three years in prison with 17 years suspended, after the victim, Brooke Fiske, asked judges to grant Imran some leniency, WJLA-TV reported.
“I think that when something tragic happens, it is really important to find a way to move forward and to use it for good,” Fiske said, according to the station.
Imran’s medical license has been revoked and he could be deported to Pakistan after he serves his term.
Fiske was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to visit her then-boyfriend to talk about raising the child, according to the station.Fiske said she was drinking tea in Imran’s home when she noticed a powdery substance — later identified as a crushed pill — at the bottom of her cup.
Hours later, she started having contractions, and was taken to Virginia Hospital Center, where she lost her son.
Her doctors determined she’d been poisoned with “Misoprostol,” known as the abortion pill, according to the report.
Imran’s attorney argued in court Friday that he was mentally unstable.
“To me, the length of time that he serves in prison isn’t what’s important,” Fiske said,