A doctor is accused of spiking his pregnant girlfriend's tea with abortion pills.
In an interview with WROC, 37-year-old Brook Fiske said the man who got her pregnant, Sikander Imran, intentionally caused her fetus to be pharmaceutically aborted, the Daily Mail reports.
She says he slipped her four abortion pills after learning that she had become pregnant and wanted to keep the baby.
"He didn't want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion... which I didn't want to do," Fiske said.
Fiske says she and Imran had been dating for about three years when he moved from Rochester, New York, to Arlington, Virginia, for a new job in June 2016.
According to her LinkedIn page, Fiske is a critical care nurse at the same Rochester hospital where Imran worked until he transferred to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Imran's LinkedIn page reveals he specializes in hematology/oncology.
When she was about 17 weeks pregnant, Fiske traveled to Arlington to meet with Imran so they could discuss arrangements for raising the child.
It was during that visit that he allegedly poisoned her tea.
"When I was drinking my tea in the evening I got to the bottom of the cup," she said. "There was a gritty substance in there and when I looked at it, I could tell that it was a pill that had been ground up."
A few hours later, she began having contractions and was rushed to the hospital.
She said Imran "immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did."
When she arrived at the hospital, Fisk went into labor and the fetus was pronounced dead.
A blood test at the hospital revealed that Fisk had an excessive amount of the prescription pill misoprostol in her system.
"According to the nurse at the hospital it's 200 milligrams to induce labor. So he gave me 800," she said.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine's website Medline Plus, misoprostol is prescribed primarily to prevent ulcers caused by certain arthritis or pain medicines, by protecting the stomach lining and decreasing stomach acid secretion.
It also notes that misoprostol, combined with the drug mifepristone, is used to induce labor and end an early pregnancy.
Imran was arrested on May 24 on charges including cause of abortion and premeditated killing of a fetus.
Fiske testified against him in June in front of a grand jury.
"It was very empowering for me to face him and say what he had done ... and look him in the face while I said that," she said.
Imran's trial was supposed to start Dec. 12, but has been rescheduled for March 12, 2018, reports WROC.