Monday, December 21, 2009

Foetus found in gift box

AUTHORITIES allege a south Texas couple put an aborted 7-month-old foetus in a gift box under a Christmas tree after trying to flush the remains down a toilet.

Thirty-one-year-old Ruby Lee Medina and 37-year-old Javier Gonzalez are jailed on abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence charges. Bond is set at US$20,000 (S$28,000) each.

A woman at the San Juan city jail says she can't say whether either has retained an attorney.

San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez says police found the foetus inside the woman's trailer home on Thursday after an anonymous tip.

Gonzalez says police believe the woman used pills to induce an abortion, then called an ambulance and said she didn't know where the foetus was.

Gonzalez says the couple first tried to flush the foetus, then cleaned it up and put in the gift box. -- AP

Source : The Straits Times

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