TAMPA, FL – John Welden, a 28-year-old pre-med student at the University of South Florida, has been accused of killing his unborn child by tricking his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill.
Weldon’s girlfriend, 26-year-old Remee Lee, says that when she learned she was pregnant, Welden took her to see his father, an OB/GYN. A sonogram and blood test would confirm that Lee was six-weeks pregnant. The next day, Welden called her saying that the blood tests revealed she had a bacterial infection and would need to start taking Amoxicillin, an antibiotic.
But a federal indictment states Welden had figured out a heinous way to get rid of the baby he did not want, and forged his father’s signature for a prescription pill that can terminate pregnancies. He then switched the labels to make the bottle look like it contained Lee’s antibiotics.
On Good Friday, he showed up with a care package that contained her antibiotic prescription. “He told me to keep taking them. I was supposed to take three a day for days,” she recalled of Welden’s instructions.
On Easter Sunday, Lee went to the hospital with severe abdominal pains and vaginal bleeding. Doctors would end up giving Lee the bad news that her unborn baby was dead. Lee told them that she’d been taking Amoxycillin for a blood infection, but when doctors examined the pills, they informed her that they were, in fact, abortion pills.
FBI agents would interview Welden and he would admit to the agents that he had switched the bottles on purpose. he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and tampering with the medication. Lee has also filed a civil lawsuit against Weldon, seeking a minimum of $15,000 in punitive damages while citing battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
John Welden’s once promising life is now over. A fact he must have realized with his last post on Facebook that simply stated: “Please pray for me.”Tags: abortion, Crime, Florida, John Welden, Murder, poision