Cops: Man fed pregnant woman drug-laced pancake, killed fetus

CBS New York

WAKEENEY, Kan. - Investigators say that a Kansas man served a woman a drug-laced pancake in an attempt to terminate her pregnancy in late January, reports CBS affiliate WHIO.

Scott Robert Bollig, 30, is facing first-degree murder and other charges. The criminal complaint filed in Trego County by Attorney General Derek Schmidt accuses Bollig of putting a crushed medication used to end pregnancies on a pancake for a pregnant woman to eat. The incident allegedly occurred Jan. 26.

The complaint, which doesn't name the medication or say when the fetus died, includes an alternative charge of attempted murder.

The investigator's report says that Abbott suffered "great bodily harm."

Bollig's lawyer, Daniel Walter, says he'll challenge the statute used to charge Bollig. The statute makes it illegal to kill or wound an unborn child during an attack on the mother.

The suspect is currently free on a $500,000 bond, awaiting his first court appearance in front of a judge.