If you happen to’re attempting to avoid looking like a jerk, perhaps don’t attempt to poison your wife into having a miscarriage? Only a crazy thought…
It seems unbelievable, but saving face was apparently the real motive for the crime Texas attorney Mason Herring is accused of. He’s the primary and only person to ever be charged with assault of a pregnant person and compelled induction to have an abortion. It’s a latest charge to come back after the banning of abortion in Texas. But we’re sure even essentially the most ardent Roe v. Wade supporters would agree that is criminal behavior.
Prosecutors told local outlet KTRK last week that Herring, the founder and managing partner of a law firm handling mostly oil and gas workplace injuries, is accused of slipping an abortion-inducing drug into his wife’s drinks on multiple occasion. WTF, right?!
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Harris County Assistant District Attorney Anthony Osso explained the idea of the case — Mason and his wife had separated in early 2022, but then in March he discovered she was pregnant. Osso explained:
“My understanding is that it wasn’t well-received by (Herring). That got here out through marriage counseling, in addition to through text messages in a while.”
This was the couple’s third child. What was the issue?
In a probable cause affidavit written by a Houston Police Department investigator named A. Otero, it was revealed that Catherine Herring had confronted her husband about an affair, resulting in the separation. She was willing to work on the wedding anyway. But in a wedding counseling session, she told him the pregnancy news, and he FLIPPED. Otero wrote, per court records obtained by Oxygen:
“Complainant stated that defendant had a negative response, and after that evening, he sent her text messages expressing that he was not completely satisfied concerning the pregnancy and didn’t know what to do.”
It’s believed Mason was planning to go away his wife for this other woman, but Catherine being pregnant would “smash his plans” and “make him appear like a jerk.” Wow.
How did he get caught? That’s a wild story by itself…
After reacting so badly to the pregnancy at first, Mason apparently became a doting dad-to-be unexpectedly. They went from living individually to happening a Spring Break trip with their kids, just 4 days after he learned concerning the pregnancy. In the course of the vacation he “began talking about her hydration” and kept pushing her to drink more water. He began ensuring she at all times finished her drinks.
Catherine says she began getting suspicious when he got here over to her latest place simply to make her a drink — after which she got violently ailing. When diarrhea gave method to bloody discharge, she went to the hospital. Thankfully she didn’t lose the child. But she began paying close attention, and said she noticed either cloudiness to the liquid in glasses or that the orange juice he would give her had the seal broken already.
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This momma wasn’t about to take this lying down. Unbeknownst to her husband, she installed cameras round her latest place to confirm her suspicions. Sooner or later in April she saw him on the camera cleansing up and taking out the trash — which was extra sus because she said Mason “doesn’t do chores across the house.” She checked the trash after he left and located the packaging for a Mexican version of the prescription drug Cytotec, which comprises Misoprostol. Her OBGYN explained that the drug caused “strong uterine contractions, causing miscarriage” — and had the unintended effects of diarrhea and bleeding.
She went to the cops along with her grievance and provided urine samples to the police which proved she had ingested the drug. Investigators reviewed her security camera footage and sure enough, caught Mason on camera, per the affidavit, “preparing a drink within the kitchen, taking a Ziploc bag out, and emptying contents into the drink.” He was arrested in May.
Catherine eventually gave birth to a baby prematurely, but thankfully the kid is alleged to be in good health. After that Mason was charged with the brand new crime. Osso explained:
“It’s manipulative. It’s pre-meditated. What we’re alleging Mr. Herring did, which we imagine the evidence supports, is a reasonably heinous act. To do this to someone who trusts you, it’s making the most of that trust.”
The 38-year-old is now out on bail and is anticipated to be back in court on December 2. His attorney released the next statement to the press:
“We’re aware that the Grand Jury has returned these charges. That said, we very much stay up for our day in court and are thoroughly convinced that we are going to prevail in a Court of law when our time involves defend these allegations. Until that day comes, I don’t intend to comment any publicly any further.”
Something tells us they might have discovered a charge for this type of intentional poisoning with or without overturning Roe. In any case, everyone should have the opportunity to agree on this particular case — what a creep!
If you happen to or someone is experiencing domestic violence, help is on the market. Consider calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233, or text START to 88788, or go to https://www.thehotline.org/.[Image via Harris County Sheriffs Office.]