Couple charged with abuse for fetus in gift box

December 14, 2009 4:55:05 PM PST
A south Texas couple has been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence after a fetus was found in a gift box. Ruby Lee Medina and Javier Gonzalez were arraigned on charges of abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence Monday in San Juan. Bond was set at $20,000 for both.

San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez tells The McAllen Monitor that investigators believe the two had tried to abort the fetus seven months into Medina's pregnancy.

It was not immediately clear if either Medina or Gonzalez had retained attorneys.


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