Rapids man faces intentional homicide charges
By Rapids City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – A Wisconsin Rapids man accused of spiking a woman’s water with an abortion drug will stand trial, according to online court records.
Jeffery Smith appeared in Marathon County Court May 30 and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. According to the complaint, Smith was upset that the woman would not agree to get an abortion even though Smith didn’t want the child.
Charges include attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child and delivery of prescription drugs, both felonies.
Back in January, Smith is believed to have crushed up a Mifepristone pill in a bottle of water the woman was drinking from when she wasn’t looking. The woman noticed the residue in the water and turned it over to police the next day. She did not drink from it after discovering the residue.
A search of Smith’s apartment turned up blister packs of a different drug used to induce labor, Misoprostol. According to court records, text messages sent by Smith to the woman, encouraging her to end the pregnancy, were also discovered.
Trial dates have not been set, and Smith has not entered a plea on the charges.