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Man Charged with Trying to Poison Pregnant Girlfriend

Man Charged with Trying to Poison Pregnant Girlfriend

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(Farmington-AP) -- A former Bountiful firefighter and emergency medical technician has been charged with trying to kill two fetuses by poisoning his girlfriend with blood-thinner pills.

Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Weaver is charged in Farmington's 2nd District Court with third-degree felony counts of child-abuse homicide and surreptitious administration of a substance.

Weaver -- the father of the fetuses -- allegedly attempted to abort them by putting the medication in a sandwich on March Third.

The 32-year-old woman -- who was about 11 weeks pregnant at the time -- ate a portion of the sandwich before throwing it away because it tasted funny.

Neither the woman nor the fetuses, who are not yet born, were harmed.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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