WAKEENEY, Kan. -- A 30-year-old northwest Kansas man is accused of killing his girlfriend's unborn child by crushing an abortion-causing medication over a pancake she ate.
The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/VXcTx6 ) reports 30-year-old Scott Bollig of WaKeeney was bound over for trial after a two-day preliminary hearing this week on charges of first-degree mureer and aggravated battery.
Prosecutors say that after Naomi Abbott lost her baby on Jan. 31, doctors found traces of mifepristone in the woman's blood.
WaKeeney Police Chief Terry Eberle testified on Thursday that Bollig admitted lacing food he served to Abbott with an abortion-inducing drug he bought over the Internet.
Bollig's attorney questioned whether investigators had coerced Bollig into making those statements, or if they had properly read him his rights.
Derek Schmidt's office says 30-year-old Scott Bollig is charged with first degree murder, aggravated battery and distribution of adulterated food. Bollig is accused of poisoning a pregnant woman causing her to lose her baby.
The attorney general's office accuses Bollig of crushing up a pill that is used to terminate pregnancies, in a pancake, and then feeding it to the woman. She was 8 to 10 weeks pregnant at the time and lost the baby.
prosecutors are also asking the jury to consider the alternative charge of attempted first degree murder in addition to the first degree murder charge. The Kansas Attorney General's Office is prosecuting the case at the request of the Trego County Attorney's Office.
A western Kansas man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and domestic battery.
The Kansas Attorney General's Office said 30-year-old Scott Bollig of WaKeeney was arrested Thursday by local police and KBI agents.
The circumstances surrounding the homicide and the victim's identity have not been released.
Bollig remains jailed in Trego County on $500,000 bond. Formal charges are pending.
Updates will be provided as more information is released.