Joshua Woodward, Table 8 Co-Owner, Tried to Murder Girlfriend's Fetus -- Prosecutors
Table 8 Miami.
Miami New Times
Here's a doozy:
The District Attorney's office today said Joshua Woodward, co-owner of L.A. restaurant Table 8, tried to induce miscarriage in his then-girlfriend four times by giving her the drug misoprostol. Prosecutors say that's attempted murder.
The 40-year-old Woodward surrendered today and pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to a district attorney's statement:
His bail was set at $4 million and he was scheduled to return to court tomorrow for a bail review hearing.
Table 8 also has a location in South Beach; Woodward apparently lives in Florida.
Here's what the DA's office alleges he did:
The Florida resident is charged with trying to induce a miscarriage on four separate occasions between Sept. 15, 2009, and Oct. 25, 2009, by using misoprostol, a drug used in the medical community to induce labor and terminate early-stage pregnancies.
He faces "four counts of attempted, willful and premeditated murder," according to the DA's statement.
Prosecutors say he could face life behind bars if he's convicted.
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