A doctor has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after he was found guilty of poisoning his girlfriend by slipping an abortion pill into her drink and causing her to lose an unborn baby boy.
Sikander Imran had pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Va.
He was charged last June with premeditated killing of a fetus of another and illegally causing abortion or miscarriage.
He was sentenced to three years in prison with 17 years suspended, after the victim, Brooke Fiske, asked judges to grant Imran some leniency, WJLA-TV reported.
“I think that when something tragic happens, it is really important to find a way to move forward and to use it for good,” Fiske said, according to the station.
Imran’s medical license has been revoked and he could be deported to Pakistan after he serves his term.
Fiske was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to visit her then-boyfriend to talk about raising the child, according to the station.
Fiske said she was drinking tea in Imran’s home when she noticed a powdery substance — later identified as a crushed pill — at the bottom of her cup.
In her words:
I only went to visit him to discuss on the arrival of our baby and how it will be taken care of. I dint have any premonition he was going to act the way he did. I only noticed the powdery substance at the base of the cup and moments after then, I began to have contraction
I was shocked when the doctor told me I had been poisoned
Hours later, she started having contractions, and was taken to Virginia Hospital Center, where she lost her son.
Her doctors determined she’d been poisoned with “Misoprostol,” known as the abortion pill, according to the report.
Imran’s attorney argued in court Friday that he was mentally unstable.
“To me, the length of time that he serves in prison isn’t what’s im