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Attempted Murder Charge for Man Cops Say Tried to Force Girlfriend into Abortion at Gunpoint

Dominic Holt-Reid (Franklin County Jail)
Dominic Holt-Reid (Franklin County Jail)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CBS/AP) An Ohio man accused of trying to force his girlfriend at gunpoint to get an abortion has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder.

Authorities say Dominic Holt-Reid pointed a handgun at his pregnant girlfriend and forced her to drive to a women's clinic. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the attempted murder charge, under an Ohio law prohibiting the unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

He entered his not guilty plea in Franklin County Common Pleas Court and was ordered held on $350,000 bond.

The 27-year-old Holt-Reid was described as a college student and single father of six children, including a previous child with the pregnant girlfriend.

A public defender was appointed for the defendant.

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