Airman in Alaska Convicted in Forced Miscarriage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An airman in Alaska accused of lacing
his pregnant wife's food with ulcer medication to force a miscarriage has been convicted by a military panel.

Airman 1st Class Scott Boie of Milton, Wis., was convicted Friday in a court-martial on charges of assault and causing the death of the unborn child.

He faces more than 26 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge at his sentencing Saturday at Elmendorf Air Force Base.

Boie's wife, Caylinn, testified he asked her to get an abortion when he found out she was pregnant last year. She recorded a conversation in which he allegedly tried to persuade her to induce an abortion.

Boie's attorneys say his wife's history of smoking and troubled pregnancies may have caused the miscarriage.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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