MONTREAL, May 14, 2004 ( – A man who killed his baby by slipping the mother, his girlfriend, toxic drugs is facing sentencing for aggravated assault against the woman. No charges have been filed for the death of the baby. A Quebec court judge is struggling with whether jail time is warranted.  The court heard a recorded conversation between the woman and estranged boyfriend Gary Bourgeois, in which she said she would have preferred that he had he physically assaulted her. “I’d much rather have the physical scars than the emotional ones,” she said, as reported by The Canadian Press. “You had to wait until after I’d went to the doctor and heard the baby’s heartbeat to do it, didn’t you?”

Bourgeois pled guilty to aggravated assault.  In 2000, without telling her, Bourgeois slipped a toxic ulcer medication into the woman’s vagina, after sexual intercourse. The woman, a mother of three and recently divorced, delayed telling Bourgeois about the pregnancy. When she finally did, he wanted nothing to do with the baby, and urged her to abort the child. The woman, who does not believe in abortion, wanted to keep the child.  When the woman began experiencing cramps and bleeding, she asked Bourgeois to take her to the hospital; he initially refused. He later dumped her there where she miscarried her 14 week old baby. She became suspicious after discovering the remnant of a pill in her underwear.  The man is set to be sentenced Tuesday.


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