Elkton, MD, January 6, 2012 (OperationRescue.org) – Abortionist Steven Chase Brigham was arraigned today in Cecil County, Maryland, on 11-count murder indictment then was released on a $500,000 bond. He was ordered to have “no involvement in any manner in performing abortions” as a condition of his release.
Brigham posted bail this afternoon against $306,240 worth of assets. A bail bondsman posted the remainder of the $500,000 bond.
Details concerning the indictment were also made public. Brigham was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of five viable, healthy preborn babies between July 9 and Aug. 13 of 2010, at what his co-defendant Nicola Riley described as a “secret late-term abortion clinic” in Elkton, Maryland.
Four of the babies were female. The one male baby was identified in the indictment as “Male Fetus Brewer.” That little boy was the son of a patient that suffered the life-threatening botched abortion that first drew attention to Brigham’s illegal bi-state late-term abortion scheme.
Riley has been charged with a 3-count murder indictment and waits a scheduled January 9 hearing in Salt Lake City where she remains held on no bail. She is expected to be extradited to Maryland sometime after the hearing.
Riley recendly filed papers asking that the prosecutors and sheriff in Elkton be held in contempt of court for releasing information about her charges. She is also asking that the court documents be unsealed.
“Everyone accused of a crime would like to see their prosecutors held in contempt, but most people are rational enough to know that is unrealistic,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This is a sign of utter desperation on her part.”
“Brigham has a higher body count than Jack the Ripper. Considering Brigham’s penchant for repeated violations of the law, it is disturbing that he is allowed out on bail,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue’s Senior Policy Advisor.