Airman Sentenced For Forced Miscarriage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An airman in Alaska has been sentenced to almost 10 years behind bars after being found guilty of trying to force his wife to miscarry by lacing her food with ulcer medication.

Airman 1st Class Scott Boie of Milton, Wis., had faced more than 26 years confinement at his sentencing Saturday at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Beside his 9 1/2 year sentence, Boie also was dishonorably discharged.

Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester says Boie was convicted in a court-martial Friday night of attempting to kill an unborn child.

Boie was found not guilty of intentionally killing the unborn child, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

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

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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 4, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    Sick sick man! I sure bet that he thought he would have gotten away with it as well. Instead of just dishonorably discharging the man, they should have flew him to Iraq or Afghanistan and let him become a victim of those terrorists, then he will wish that he did not murder the unborn baby.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on May 3, 2009 at 02:12 PM
    That was selfish of him. Why would he go through such lengths. The wife apparently wanted to keep the baby. If he didn't want a child, he could have easily got out of the relationship. His relationship is over now anyway. At least if he would have been smart about it, he can enjoy his life outside of prison. The military would have helped financially. I don't know what his problem was.
  • by AL Location: Greene Co on May 3, 2009 at 10:29 AM
    He needs to be hanged! Whats wrong with these morons? Don't want a baby give it to someone who cannot have one or someone who will love it!

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