ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An airman in Alaska accused of lacing his pregnant wife’s food with ulcer medication to force a miscarriage has been convicted by a military panel.

Airman 1st Class Scott Boie (BOH’-ee) of Milton, Wis., was convicted Friday in a court-martial on a charge of attempting to kill an unborn child. He pleaded guilty to an assault charge and was found not guilty of intentionally killing the fetus.

He faces more than 26 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge at his sentencing Saturday at Elmendorf Air Force Base.

Boie’s wife, Caylinn, testified he asked her to get an abortion when he found out she was pregnant last year. His attorneys say his wife’s history of smoking and troubled pregnancies may have caused the miscarriage.

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