WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN via WJLA) – A doctor in Virginia will serve three years in prison for causing his ex-girlfriend to lose her baby.
Doctor Sikander Imran received a 17-year suspended sentence Friday for slipping his girlfriend a drug that he knew would cause her to abort her pregnancy and have a miscarriage.
In April of 2017 Brooke Fiske reportedly had met Imran for lunch to discuss raising the child, then had an unexpected problem and went into premature labor later on in the day. The baby did not survive.
Detectives later learned that her then-boyfriend, Imran, dropped dangerous pills in her tea that he knew would cause her to lose her unborn baby boy.
As a doctor, he knew the side effects would be lethal.
"I think that when something tragic happens, it is really important to find a way to move forward,” said Fiske.
In court on Friday, Fiske showed compassion for Imran despite the pain she endured by asking a judge for a lighter punishment for Imran.
"For me the length of time he serves in prison isn’t what’s important,” said Fiske.
Imran’s attorney argued that he was mentally unstable.
He will now serve three years in prison, with 17-years suspended.
"I think that it is really important that people know that if they are dealing with depression before they do something, they should reach out and get help,” said Fiske.
Imran no longer has his medical license and he could be deported to his birthplace, Pakistan.