Texas attorney who poisoned pregnant wife with abortion medication sentenced to 180 days in jail

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A Texas attorney who pleaded guilty to slipping abortion medication into his pregnant wife’s drinks was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Catherine Herring, the estranged wife of Mason Herring, told a Harris County court Wednesday that the sentence was not strict enough. Their now 1-year-old daughter has developmental delays and attends therapy eight times a week, she said.

“I do not believe that 180 days is justice for attempting to kill your child seven separate times,” she said, according to The Associated Press.

Mason Herring, 39, is accused of drugging drinks he gave to his wife of 11 years after learning in 2022 that she was pregnant with their third child. A complaint states that at the time, the pair was separated but had agreed to attend couples counseling.