Joshua Woodward, a former partner in the Table 8 restaurant chain, was accused by his pregnant girlfriend of putting a white powder on his finger and touching her with it during sex, resulting in a miscarriage a few hours later, according to the search warrant affidavit obtained by TMZ and New York Daily News
Woodward has pleaded no contest to attempted murder in the death of his unborn child.
His girlfriend was 13 weeks pregnant at the time when the incident had happened. And supposedly Woodward had two unsuccessful attempts in trying to cause his girlfriend to miscarry with the drug before the day it did happen.
Investigators did find traces of the white powder in her underwear and it was discovered to be misoprostol, a drug which is commonly used for early abortions and to induce labor.
And when the police approached Woodward outside his apartment, he allegedly pulled out a “small piece of clear plastic with a white powdery substance” from his pocket and dropped it on the ground, according to the affidavit.
The girlfriend said he was unhappy from the moment he learned about her pregnancy, and immediately asked her to have an abortion.
Investigators found on his computer that he had researched how to terminate a pregnancy. With the following internet searches for “ways men have forced abortions” and “evil ways to terminate a pregnancy,” New York Daily News reports.
Last week, Woodward pleaded no contest to secretly giving his girlfriend misoprostol shortly before she miscarried, Los Angeles prosecutors said, according to New York Daily News.
It is expected that Woodward will receive a nine-year prison term.