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Thursday April 8, 2010


New York Cops Nab Pharmacist Charged With Murdering His Unborn Child

By Peter J. Smith

BATH, New York, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – State Police in New York have apprehended a pharmacist on the run from the law for allegedly forcing his mistress against her will to abort their unborn child. The man is said to have secretly induced his mistress to miscarry, because the baby’s birth would complicate his engagement to another woman.

According to the Star Gazette, police in Steuben County caught up with Orbin Eeli Tercero, 38, a pharmacist for the Wegmans supermarket chain serving New York’s Southern Tier, last Thursday, and have him in custody at Steuben County Jail in Bath, where he will wait for a hearing on extradition to Pennsylvania.

Wegmans has been quick to distance themselves from Tercero, telling the Gazette that he is a former employee, although they declined to state when his employment was terminated.

Tercero was wanted by police in Sayre, Pennsylvania for a number of criminal charges, including criminal homicide of an unborn child, first-degree murder of an unborn, aggravated assault of an unborn child, aggravated assault, as well as charges related to evading capture and tampering with evidence.

According to Sayre police, Tercero had been engaged in a two year-long sexual relationship with the victim, also a Wegmans pharmacist and a Sayre resident: two-timing another woman to whom he was engaged to be married. When Tercero’s mistress informed him mid-January that she was pregnant, he offered to procure her an abortion through taking misoprostol, which would induce a miscarriage.

The woman instead opted to make an appointment for an abortion, but then told Tercero that she had changed her mind, and wanted to keep the baby.

Tercero soon visited her in Sayre, Pennsylvania, for the occasion of celebrating her birthday, but with his own plans in mind. In the course of two sexual encounters, the pharmacist is alleged to have vaginally inserted each time a misoprostol tablet to destroy his mistress’s then 13-week old unborn child. Determined to guarantee miscarriage, he also dissolved misoprostol tablets in both her juice and water.

The Corning Leader reports that only when the victim started miscarrying on Feb. 28, after her second sexual encounter with Tercero at her home, and discovered a partially dissolved misoprostol tablet in her discharge, did she realize what Tercero had done to her.

Tercero will be prosecuted under Chapter 26 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. If convicted of the murder of an unborn child in the first degree, Tercero could face a maximum of twenty years in prison.

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