COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 28, 2011 ( – An Ohio man pleaded guilty to attempted murder Thursday after he was charged for attempting to force his pregnant girlfriend to abort their child at gunpoint.


Dominic Holt-Reid, 28, now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.  He also pleaded guilty to kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon.

Holt-Reid’s girlfriend, Yolanda Burgess, had decided not to go through with a scheduled abortion in October when Holt-Reid took out a .45 caliber handgun and said she had no choice.

Police said he then forced Burgess, who was three-months pregnant at the time, to drive to an abortion facility, where staff called police after Burgess passed them a note explaining the situation.

At first Holt-Reid only faced charges of kidnapping and unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon, but a Franklin County grand jury expanded the indictment to include a charge of “attempted murder” against the unborn child.

The child has been born and is doing well.  The pair also have a four-year-old son.


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