A California man is facing first-degree murder charges after reportedly forcing his pregnant girlfriend to consume unknown pills in order to induce the death of her unborn child.
The 23-year-old man allegedly held the pregnant mother at gunpoint while she took the pills. Police were informed of the alleged crime by a family member of the woman. Upon investigating they subsequently corroborated her story.
The man is facing additional charges such as burglary and assault with a firearm. It is unclear if he was the father of the deceased baby.