ROSENDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York anesthesiologist choked a woman and forced her to swallow a pill that could cause an abortion after she told him she was pregnant, police said.
Deputies responded Wednesday night to a “no voice” 911 call from a home in the town of Rosendale, 60 miles south of Albany, according to the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
Thomas Pfeiffer, 44, of Red Hook had choked the woman and forced her to swallow a ‘Plan B’ pill that could cause an abortion after she told him a home pregnancy test had come out positive, police said.
The victim suffered injuries to her throat and neck, police said. She was taken to a local hospital, treated and released.READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
Pfeiffer was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree abortion and assault.
He’s being held in the county jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.
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