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Welden begins serving time in Tampa abortion pill case

TAMPA — John Andrew Welden, 29, surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Service Wednesday morning to begin serving time for tricking ex-lover Remee Jo Lee into taking an abortion pill.

With good behavior and credit for time served, the Lutz fertility doctor's son could be released at age 40.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara sentenced Welden to more than 13 years for consumer product tampering and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

At the request of defense attorney Todd Foster and prosecutor Stephen Muldrow, the judge recommended that Welden, with no prior record of violence, be allowed to serve his time at a minimum security prison camp, preferably in Pensacola.

Temporarily, he will be housed at the Pinellas County Jail, where he previously served 51 days.

Welden begins serving time in Tampa abortion pill case 01/29/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5:12pm]

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