John Welden and Remee Lee

Tampa authorities arrested a doctor's son and charged him with deceiving his pregnant girlfriend into believing the abortion pill she was taking was an antibiotic.

According to a federal arrest affidavit, John Andrew Welden tricked his girlfriend into taking an abortion pill, which resulted in the death of their unborn child.

On Tuesday, Welden, 28, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of the six-week-old fetus, and product tampering. He was denied bail on Wednesday.

Though the 6-week-old fetus is not considered medically viable, the age of the fetus is moot under federal law.

"If someone kills an unborn child while committing a federal crime, it's considered murder," Tampa lawyer Todd Foster told ABC News.

According to court documents, Welden's girlfriend, Remee Lee, 26, was excited upon learning that she was pregnant with Welden's child. But Welden didn't share her joy.

"I was never going to do anything but go full term with it, and he didn't want me to," explained Remee Lee, 26, who is now Welden's ex-girlfriend.

When Lee told Welden she was pregnant, Welden sent Lee to see his father, an obstetrician and gynecologist.

The next day, Welden called Lee and told her his father diagnosed her with an infection and that he prescribed the oral antibiotic Amoxicillin to treat the infection.

Authorities say Welden forged his father's name on a prescription for Cytotec, an abortion pill. He then switched the labels on the bottles of Cytotec and Amoxicillin.

On Easter Sunday, Lee experienced vaginal bleeding and severe abdominal cramping. She went to a local hospital, where she was told her fetus was dead.

Lee said she showed doctors the medications she was taking. But the doctors knew right away that the shape and color of the pills were not consistent with the antibiotic Amoxycillin. Doctors later determined that the pills were Cytotec.

Welden confirmed to Lee that he had given her Cytotec to induce an abortion.

"He came to my house with the pills, his weapon of choice," Lee said.

"He told me to keep taking them. I was supposed to take three a day for days," she recalled Welden saying.

Lee told ABC Action News that she did not confirm the diagnosis of infection or the Amoxycillin prescription with Welden's father because she believed Welden was the "love of her life."

"He used this pregnancy as my Achilles heel. He knew I wanted to do what is best, so that is why I took [the pills]," Lee said.

Welden's father was not charged with any wrongdoing.

Lee is suing Welden for punitive damages, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She is seeking a minimum of $15,000.

Welden faces life in prison if convicted of all charges.

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    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :tea:

    • oohlalalun

      While I'm not excusing his actions but she's an idiot. Why would she go to his father? My fellow Floridians please stop embarassing us :facepalm:

    • jealousCNenvy

      SMH!! He's gonna be the example.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Authorities say Welden forged his father’s name on a prescription for Cytotec, an abortion pill. He then switched the labels on the bottles of Cytotec and Amoxicillin.
      ___________________

      Never heard of that pill :tea: that's messed up for real dude :no:

    • gbellab

      can the girlfriend be arrested for having sh*t for brain?? stupid ho

    • Betamax82

      Why would you believe that your doctor is supposed to notify you not his son :nono: hell nall

    • goat76

      WHOA!!

    • Smonae

      :facepalm: Why would you take anything not coming from your doctor???

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      “He told me to keep taking them. I was supposed to take three a day for days,” she recalled Welden saying.
      ____________________

      :facepalm:

    • Betamax82

      gbellab says:

      can the girlfriend be arrested for having sh*t for brain?? stupid ho
      ______________________________________

      :hahaha: :kona:

    • Betamax82

      Now who's going to come in here and say we are cold hearted for basically calling her stoopid :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Welden faces life in prison if convicted of all charges.
      __________________

      :ha: :haha: you damn dummy,,,, idiot !

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Betamax82 says:

      Now who’s going to come in here and say we are cold hearted for basically calling her stoopid
      ____________________
      :tea:

    • Who Dat

      Wow

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :rofl: why I just noticed Goat damn gravie :hahaha: lol!

    • MsB2u

      ealousCNenvy says:

      SMH!! He’s gonna be the example.
      --------------------------
      WHAT YOU SAID

    • lovezoe

      I don't see an issue with her going to the BFs doctor, the issue I see is her not confirming with the doctor why she had to take Amoxcilin. It's very important to lookup how your pills look before taking them. Disnt she read the label. It disnt say Amoxcilin. It probably said the name of the abortion pill. Sad.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Lee told ABC Action News that she did not confirm the diagnosis of infection or the Amoxycillin prescription with Welden’s father because she believed Welden was the “love of her life.”
      ______________________

      Question? When a doctor prescribes something for you, the pill label should have your name on it #1 So did he just have a stash of pills laying around or something and switch those labels, and couldn't she get in trouble for taking the medication, I'm confused :no: cause this story is missing something, and her dumb ass should be partly at fault too :smack:

    • Betamax82

      :yawn:

    • Ididntreallymeanit

      I wish women would stop wearing them long azz fake eyelashes. Yeah she's an idiot.

    • Gigi26

      Sorry but if that's the supposed mother of his child...the child was better off not being here. Good grief she is SPECIAL (for lack of another term)

    • MzTisch

      Sooooooooooo, she didn't think that it was weird that her diagnosis was discussed with her bf instead of her. Straight up HIPAA violations!!! Then this the puzzay doc at that!

      Hello all! :waves:

    • Miany

      It’s very important to lookup how your pills look before taking them. Disnt she read the label. It disnt say Amoxcilin. It probably said the name of the abortion pill. Sad.
      ^^ They said he switched the labels.. That's really the reason he can get charged with murder cuz it's a federal crime to tamper with the products/labels.

    • lovezoe

      That young lady don't look 28. This story really doesn't make much sense. Did she get this from a pharmacy or the office. The son look line he do drugs so you really gone believe him over a health professional?!

    • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

      damn thats a crazy case but oh well its still my bday lol

    • Betamax82

      Tisch :hi:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Hell did the dude father (the doctor) not tell her she had a infection ? :blink: I mean wth ..... Or did she tell the dude her symptoms, and he told his father about it and then the father decides to tell her to take amoxicillan,
      What he did is messed up and yes do the crime do the time, but you mean to tell me this chick is just popping pills without a official perscription and diagnosis, can't she get in trouble too, :shrugs:

    • lovezoe

      He sure went through a lot of trouble to get rid of this baby. Just tell me you don't want to be a daddy. .

    • Gigi26

      Eastpointvet :happybirthday: and you ain't chit! :rofl:

    • Gigi26

      @Jenie: not when them meds are tampered with and she has an induced miscarriage :yes:

    • goat76

      I got a Violence in The Workplace meeting to go to.. should last for 2 hours.

      They ain't got to train a nigga on how to run when :shotsfired: . I been did that training!

    • Betamax82

      Happy B'day eastpointvet :partyhat:

    • MzTisch

      lovezoe says:

      I don’t see an issue with her going to the BFs doctor, the issue I see is her not confirming with the doctor why she had to take Amoxcilin. It’s very important to lookup how your pills look before taking them. Disnt she read the label. It disnt say Amoxcilin. It probably said the name of the abortion pill. Sad.
      ^^^^^^^
      Probably had a big arse "C" on it. She probably thought it mean CURE for this infection I have. :hide:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Miany says:

      It’s very important to lookup how your pills look before taking them. Disnt she read the label. It disnt say Amoxcilin. It probably said the name of the abortion pill. Sad.
      ^^ They said he switched the labels.. That’s really the reason he can get charged with murder cuz it’s a federal crime to tamper with the products/labels.
      ______________

      This statement alone right
      >(Lee told ABC Action News that she did not confirm the diagnosis of infection or the Amoxycillin prescription with Welden’s father because she believed Welden was the “love of her life.”)

      Makes no damn sense :nono: at all

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com Pickachu Tran

      OMG this bish cant be SMARTER then a 5th grader
      :facepalm:

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com Pickachu Tran

      you know what I cant even be mad at dude, Im not excusing what he did but he knew that bish was gonna fall for it. He knew he had a girlfriend with the IQ of a rock. He knew what he had...

    • oohlalalun

      lovezoe says:

      I don’t see an issue with her going to the BFs doctor, the issue I see is her not confirming with the doctor why she had to take Amoxcilin. It’s very important to lookup how your pills look before taking them. Disnt she read the label. It disnt say Amoxcilin. It probably said the name of the abortion pill. Sad.

      ************************************
      It wasn't her bf's doctor it was his dad who's also an OB GYN. To me that's weird having your boyfriend's father looking at your cookie. As for the dad that's a conflict of interest I would have referred her to another dr

    • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

      So we not gonna talk about this picture at all? We just gonna let it slide?

    • MSVALLDAY

      goat76 says:

      I got a Violence in The Workplace meeting to go to.. should last for 2 hours.
      They ain’t got to train a nigga on how to run when . I been did that training!

      __________________________________________________________________

      :hahaha: We were taught one rule get the hell out of the way and run yo azz off.

    • Trendsetter

      MzTisch says:

      Sooooooooooo, she didn’t think that it was weird that her diagnosis was discussed with her bf instead of her. Straight up HIPAA violations!!! Then this the puzzay doc at that
      ______________________

      Speaking of HIPAA...I need to take my test right now...well maybe later...

      Hey Boo :hug:

    • MzTisch

      MSVALLDAY says:

      goat76 says:

      I got a Violence in The Workplace meeting to go to.. should last for 2 hours.
      They ain’t got to train a nigga on how to run when . I been did that training!

      __________________________________________________________________

      We have "monitors" here. Where you are supposed to stay BEHIND and make sure no one uses the elevators, people know where the safe elevators were, and that everyone is out. Who da phuck you think going to do this in the midst of some real ish? I'm out!!!!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      This story seems really off, but yeah dude need to be in trouble if he tampered with the meds :tea: I'm confused bout the rest cause honestly if you go to the doctor bout a damn cold, they are going to tell , sinus infection, respitory infect, or cold, (confirmation ret there) then they will tell what you need to take to get better, hand you a perscription to get filled.

      :blink: what the hell does she mean she didn't get official confirmation, you pretty much said you received medicine regardless if it was right meds or not !!! That's not over the counter mind you... hell yeah , she actually can be in trouble too by law her damn self.

    • MzTisch

      Trend!

      How's my baby? :love:

    • Trendsetter

      MzTisch says:

      Trend!

      How’s my baby?
      ___________________________

      Bad....I'm sending him over there with you this weekend....so get ready lol

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      "According to court documents, Welden’s girlfriend, Remee Lee, 26, was excited upon learning that she was pregnant with Welden’s child. But Welden didn’t share her joy.

      “I was never going to do anything but go full term with it, and he didn’t want me to,” explained Remee Lee, 26, who is now Welden’s ex-girlfriend."
      ___________________________

      Whelp. There you have it.
      :coffee:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :popcorn:
      HaveNt read the story yet,JUST The headline and UMMHH
      he shoulda wraPPed it up,he deserves to be in jail for being so COT DAYUM irresponsible and StOOPId
      :smack:
      Dumb a.s.s.

    • Who Dat

      So I have a co-worker who cries about everything. Literally. If we get an update we gotta work mandatory OT. Waterworks. If we get an email about our project is at fault for XXX… waterworks. Blanket memo to all about making sure to follow SOP on XXX. It is so dayum EXHAUSTING. She internalizes everything. :blink:

      WHY we think this hoe done REPORTED our supa for making a sexist/IDK what its termed statement cause in a meeting this morn he said..”This is not singling out anybody so ladies and some of you gents…no need to cry…” :no:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      lovezoe says:

      Disnt she read the label. It disnt say Amoxcilin. It probably said the name of the abortion pill. Sad.
      _________________

      "He then switched the labels on the bottles of Cytotec and Amoxicillin." :coffee:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @PICKACHU
      "you know what I cant even be mad at dude, Im not excusing what he did but he knew that bish was gonna fall for it. He knew he had a girlfriend with the IQ of a rock. He knew what he had…

      ______________

      When tryin to trap a nigga goes wrong...
      :no: <<<smh

    • MissTaken

      That was low down and (genius) of him to do that but she might want to thank the Lord. If she kept the baby she may of ended up in the back of his trunk with suck duck tape around her mouth :kona:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ jeniefrumdabloc: "Authorities say Welden forged his father's name on a prescription for Cytotec, an abortion pill. He then switched the labels on the bottles of Cytotec and Amoxicillin." :coffee:

    • Who Dat

      If supa who is a GOOD dude gets in trouble folks done said she is getting cussed. One lady wants to meet her in the parking lot. They done had a meeting ABOUT the meeting. Over this Weepin Wanda azz broad. I am so mad...I am going to Wendy's for a frosty.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Miany says:

      They said he switched the labels..
      ___________________

      Thanks for reading my post hun. :clap:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @WHO DAT
      "WHY we think this hoe done REPORTED our supa for making a sexist/IDK what its termed statement cause in a meeting this morn he said..”This is not singling out anybody so ladies and some of you gents…no need to cry…”
      _____________

      :rofl:

      Man, don't you hate it when people take everything to heart and that everything somehow applies to them.

      People take theyself too seriously. How yall found out about the complaint tho?
      :coffee:

    • MzTisch

      Trendsetter says:

      MzTisch says:

      Trend!

      How’s my baby?
      ___________________________

      Bad….I’m sending him over there with you this weekend….so get ready lol
      ^^^^^^^
      You better ask my sister, Ion do kids that are not potty trained yet. As soon as he potty trained FULLY he can come on. Lol.

    • luVn_liFe…

      “I was never going to do anything but go full term with it

      He came to my house with the pills, his weapon of choice,” Lee said.

      This woman is NOT TO BRIGHT,No REALLY!

    • Miany

      @jenie...I'm with you, obviously they're both not too bright. I don't too much understand it either. Must've been her first time being sick. I wonder why she dunno the procedure, maybe she aint neva go to the dr before?
      @Chan.. go on and go in on her. She ain't a child.
      @MzTisch lord knows that elevator monitor shii is stupid. I will not be concerned bout no other grown up person's safety when mine is also on the line.

    • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

      thank you gigi and beta

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Sandra Rose says:

      @ jeniefrumdabloc: “Authorities say Welden forged his father’s name on a prescription for Cytotec, an abortion pill. He then switched the labels on the bottles of Cytotec and Amoxicillin.”
      _________________
      Ohhhhh ok :yes: making sense now !

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      :happybirthday: Eastpoint! :wave: :party:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnMB2hxl_3k&feature=youtube.com_gdata_player KayCeiSoul

      :happybirthday: East!!! Wow - you share a borthday with some great folk. :yes:

      And on topic - I wouldn't take a pill that someone else GAVE me anyhow. Especially if I'm pregnant.

      Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

      :smack: She gets a Reverend Run "Ah-durgh-DURGH!!!!

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnMB2hxl_3k&feature=youtube.com_gdata_player KayCeiSoul

      @ East - BIRTHDAY.

    • Trendsetter

      MzTisch says:

      Trendsetter says:

      MzTisch says:

      Trend!

      How’s my baby?
      ___________________________

      Bad….I’m sending him over there with you this weekend….so get ready lol
      ^^^^^^^
      You better ask my sister, Ion do kids that are not potty trained yet. As soon as he potty trained FULLY he can come on. Lol.

      ________________________

      He's almost potty trained...they don't count LOL..I gotta email you anyway

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Happy Birthday :hug:

    • Who Dat

      I cant run to Wendy's right now. But HER azz @Man. How we fount out. She came out meeting tambout she aint like the comment and before you know it some other folks who was in the meeting was called in...for questioning.

      Bish. :no:

    • Miany

      WHY we think this hoe done REPORTED our supa for making a sexist/IDK what its termed statement cause in a meeting this morn he said..”This is not singling out anybody so ladies and some of you gents…no need to cry…”
      ^^ :facepalm: I hope he don't get in trouble for it... shii it's true. I'm sure whatever he was saying did not warrant tears. crybaby co-worker ~~>
      :haha: <~~~rest of staff

    • MzTisch

      Trendsetter says:

      MzTisch says:

      Trendsetter says:

      MzTisch says:

      Trend!

      How’s my baby?
      ___________________________

      Bad….I’m sending him over there with you this weekend….so get ready lol
      ^^^^^^^
      You better ask my sister, Ion do kids that are not potty trained yet. As soon as he potty trained FULLY he can come on. Lol.

      ________________________

      He’s almost potty trained…they don’t count LOL..I gotta email you anyway
      ^^^^^^^
      *snickers* Ummm, okay. I think I have an idea what you want......

    • luVn_liFe…

      It’s very important to lookup how your pills look before taking them.<--THIS!!!
      Trust the Pharmacies GET IT WRONG TOO!!

    • Ididntreallymeanit

      :happybirthday: EastPoint :partyhat:

    • luVn_liFe…

      and lOOk at these two!! they both look like disasters :no:

      chilllle :tea:

    • Smonae

      East Point :happybirthday:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :party:
      :happybirthday:
      EAST.
      :partyhat:

    • Cubarican

      Those Mammoth eyelashes! :no:

    • Who Dat

      Happy Bday to my fellow Taurean folks :yahoo:

    • Smonae

      Chick aint too bright :no: when I was pregnant I was super niod about what I was putting in my body. U not finna just hand me some chit to take, most pill bottles have a pic of how the pill should look.

    • NaijaGal

      well damn

    • Who Dat

      Trust the Pharmacies GET IT WRONG TOO!!
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      This means you Tiffani @Walgreens who is a long time lurker. Pay attention heffa.

    • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

      :newpost: Blog Jesus saved us from this post :nun:

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com Pickachu Tran

      Who Dat says:

      Trust the Pharmacies GET IT WRONG TOO!!
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      This means you Tiffani @Walgreens who is a long time lurker. Pay attention heffa.
      _____________________

      :rofl:

    • MissTaken

      “lovezoe says:
      Disnt she read the label. It disnt say Amoxcilin. It probably said the name of the abortion pill. Sad

      .He then switched the labels on the bottles of Cytotec an Amoxicillin.” :tea:
      by Sandra Rose on May 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm
      ------------------------
      :no: You didn't have to do her like that drank coffe all in her face tho :lol:

    • Fated4Greatness

      Her eyelashes just annoyed tf outta me :nono:

      his ass shoulda used a condom...folks have lost their damn minds in this here world

    • http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+an+e-zine laterthannever

      This broad is dumb. He could have saved the federal offense and just told her dim ass it was a multivitamin tailor made to prevent morning sickness. :no:

    • http://twitter.com/SayItaIntSoJoe8 Atypical

      Smdh. He probaly didn't want the financial responsibility of raising a child....Sometimes it doesn't pay to be cheap.

    • phoenyxx

      I'm GLAD he's going down.

    • tintin1979

      Wow. This is some serious Shiat. He clearly wasn't ready to be a father. Maybe she was trying to trap him.