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Man spikes pregnant girlfriend’s water with bleach, but mother and child okay

by | Oct 31, 2016

Charged with attempted murder

By Dave Andrusko

Theophilous Washington

Theophilous Washington

Theophilous Washington, 20, of Washington, D.C., a junior at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, has confessed to police that he put bleach in his pregnant girlfriend’s water in an attempt to kill their unborn baby, ABC 13 is reporting. Authorities say he has been charged with attempted murder.

“Washington, the father of the child, admitted to putting bleach in the water bottle,” prosecutors said. “He had stated previously that he did not want the female to have the child.” Fortunately the two-month-old unborn baby and mother are okay.

The New York Post reported

Washington reportedly told investigators he expressed to his girlfriend that he did not want the child, but to no avail. Instead of exploring possible alternatives they could have considered, Washington took matters into his own hands and devised a disturbing plan to get rid of the baby.

“Disturbing” is to grotesquely understate what he did.

The Inquisitor reports that the couple was together last Thursday night/Friday morning. Before the unidentified woman left, Washington allegedly suggested she take some water from his refrigerator. She did, “but after returning to her on-campus room felt a burning sensation in her throat, vomited and called 911,” ABC 13 reported.

“The charges are twisted and the intended result nothing short of horrifying,” District Attorney Craig Stedman said in a statement Friday.

According to published accounts, Washington remains in custody on $1 million bail pending a November 4 preliminary hearing.

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