Abortion Pill Case: John Welden shows remorse before surrendering to feds

12:37 PM, Jan 29, 2014   |    comments
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John Welden (left) arrives at the federal courthouse in Tampa to begin his 13-year, 8-month sentence.



Tampa, FL - A man turned himself over to the feds to serve more than a decade-long sentence on Wednesday morning.

John Andrew Welden, 29, did not have much to say... but he did show signs of remorse.

"I'm sorry to my family ... I'm just sorry to everyone," said Welden.

Welden will serve 13 year and 8 month sentence for product tampering and conspiracy to commit fraud. Welden forged his father's signature -- who is a physician -- to get prescription abortion pills.

He admitted to slipping the pills to his former lover, Remee Jo Lee. Those pills killed their unborn baby.

Welden was initially charged with first degree murder, but pleaded guilty on lesser charges.

He will likely serve his sentence at a minimum security camp, but his former girlfriend has already missed out on her first chance at motherhood.

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