Poison abortion bid doctor guilty

A doctor has been found guilty of attempting to poison his lover in a bid to induce an abortion.

Dr Edward Erin, 44, of west London, spiked the drinks of Bella Prowse, 33, after she became pregnant but refused a termination, the Old Bailey heard. The married father-of-two, who worked at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, had denied attempting to poison to cause a miscarriage.

Miss Prowse gave birth to a healthy baby in September 2008.

The jury found Erin guilty of two charges of attempting to administer poison - once in a cup of coffee from Starbucks and then in a glass of orange juice. The court had been told tests showed traces of the drug in both Miss Prowse’s body and a cup given to her by Erin. But Erin was found not guilty on another charge of spiking a cup of tea given to Miss Prowse as the jury could not reach a decision. The Crown Prosecution Service will decide next week whether to seek a retrial on that charge.

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This is sick :nope:. I hope he gets it for life. Or else imagine the other things he is capable of! Who’s to say the poison wouldn’t have killed both mother and child?

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