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Man admits to putting bleach in pregnant girlfriend's water

LANCASTER, Pa. - A former Millersville University student who is accused of trying to abort his girlfriend's pregnancy by putting bleach in her water has pleaded guilty.

Theophilous Washington pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted homicide of an unborn child. The 21-year-old Washington, D.C. resident had also been charged with attempted homicide of the woman and reckless endangerment. Lancaster County prosecutors said those charges will officially be dropped at sentencing.

Investigators said Washington had the woman drink from the bleach-tainted water bottle last year, causing her to fall ill in her on-campus dorm.

The woman was two-months pregnant at the time. She has since given birth to the child. Officials said it appears neither the woman nor the child was harmed.

Washington will be sentenced after a background check is completed. In the meantime, he remains in the Lancaster County Prison on $1 million bail.


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