Purvi Patel Found Guilty Of Felony Neglect & Feticide Charges

Jurors reached a verdict last night in the child neglect trial of Purvi Patel. The Granger woman made headlines in July of 2013 when her baby’s body was discovered in a dumpster behind her family’s restaurant. According to WNDU, Patel was found guilty of felony child neglect and feticide charges. The deliberations lasted about five hours. Her bond was increased to $200,000 cash, or $20,000 corporate surety to reflect an expanded flight risk due to the convictions. Patel was convicted of using abortion drugs she bought online without a prescription to terminate a secret pregnancy caused by a married man. Sentencing has been set for March 6th. The child neglect charge carries a maximum of 50 years behind bars. The feticide charge carries a maximum of 20 years. Neither charge has a mandatory minimum prison sentence.