A Florida man has pleaded guilty to tricking his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill where she later miscarried.
Now Remee Lee speaks about the tragedy and her new reality without the baby to CNN's Chris Cuomo.
“Nothing else matters in this world to me. Everything I thought was important before, it just took a really big change when this blessing came into my life and I thought it was just a new life for me, and now it, there’s no words to just the horror I wake up to every day. That this is my reality. There’s no escaping it, there’s no turning it off.”
When asked if she'd like to have contact with the man who sabotaged her, Lee says, "I always wanted there to be. This isn’t what I wanted, none of this is what I wanted. I just wanted my pregnancy. Even if he would have left me alone and never seen me again or seen the child, I just wanted that, that’s it.”
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As Lee's ex-boyfriend, John Andrew Welden, walked out of court Monday a double-convicted felon, her lawyer, Gil Sanchez said, "Nothing is ever going to bring back what was taken from her, no matter what the outcome, whether this had gone to trial or not."
The bizarre story unfolded earlier this year. Lee was elated to be pregnant, but says Welden, the father, begged her not to have the baby.
In an elaborate plan, Weldon convinced Lee that she had been diagnosed with a bacterial infection by his father, an obstetrician. Welden said his dad had prescribed her the antibiotic Amoxicillin.
In reality, Weldon stole his father's prescription pad to obtain Cytotec, the abortion pill, and disguised it as the antibiotic. He even forged a phony label.
Lee was baffled and devastated when she eventually discovered she lost the baby due to this pill.
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Originally charged with first-degree murder, Welden faced a possible life sentence, but as part of a plea deal, he was convicted of two lesser charges: product tampering and conspiracy to commit fraud. Welden could serve up to 15 years in prison.