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Forced abortion suspect still without attorney

Manishkumar Patel (Photo courtesy Clinton County, N.Y. Sheriff's Dept.)

APPLETON (WLUK) – Manishkumar Patel appeared in court Thursday for the fourth time, and he still does not have an attorney.

Patel faces ten charges, including attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child, for allegedly trying to force his girlfriend’s abortion by putting a drug in her drink in 2007.

Patel skipped town after the charges were filed in 2007, forfeiting a $750,000 cash bond. He was arrested earlier this year in New York and was returned to Outagamie County, where a total bond of $50 million cash was set.

Thursday’s hearing marked his fourth in Outagamie County since that return. However, without an attorney, no preliminary hearing was set, according to court records.

A fifth status conference is now set for June 22.

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