Man accused of trying to kill his unborn child

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WAUSAU (AP) -- A central Wisconsin man is accused of trying to kill his unborn child by spiking the water bottle of the woman carrying the fetus with abortion pills.

Thirty-two-year-old Jeffrey Smith is charged with attempted first-degree homicide of an unborn baby and delivering a prescription drug. A Marathon County judge set bond for Smith at $500,000 cash Wednesday afternoon.

A criminal complaint says Smith wanted the woman to get an abortion after learning in October that she was pregnant with his child and became angry when she said she intended to keep the baby.

Prosecutors say Smith spiked the woman's water with medication to induce an abortion during a visit to her home in Wausau in January. An assistant state public defender handling Smith's case did not immediately return a call for comment.

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