Millersville student faces new charge of trying to abort girlfriend's pregnancy

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 7, 2016 8:49 AM

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(Millersville) -- A central Pennsylvania university student already accused of trying to abort his girlfriend's pregnancy by putting bleach in her water has now been charged with trying to kill her in the process.

Lancaster County prosecutors added the attempted homicide charge Tuesday against 20-year-old Theophilous Washington, of Washington, D.C.

The former Millersville University student is already awaiting trial on attempted homicide and reckless endangerment charges for attempting to kill the woman's unborn child and endangering the woman in the process in October. That's when investigators say he had the woman drink from the bleach-tainted water bottle which caused her to fall ill in her dorm and call 911. The unborn child wasn't harmed.

Washington's defense attorney didn't immediately comment Wednesday on the new charge. Washington remains in the county jail.

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