Dr. Accused of Injecting Girlfriend
NEW YORK (AP) _ A doctor who police say didn’t want his girlfriend to have his baby has been charged with blindfolding her, tying her up and injecting her with a drug. She suffered a miscarriage.
Mark Redeker, 32, a second-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Jamaica Hospital, was charged with assault and unauthorized practice of medicine in the alleged attack Monday.
Redeker did not return a telephone message left at his home Wednesday seeking comment.
The girlfriend was injected four times with a drug that left her unconscious and bleeding heavily, police said.
Toxicology tests were being done to determine whether the drug, which Redeker said was a depressant, caused her to lose the baby.
Doctors said the pregnancy eventually would have ended anyway because of other complications. But police said Redeker didn’t know that.
Under state law, a resident may not administer medical treatment outside a hospital without the presence of an attending physician.
Redeker, a 1996 graduate of Hahnemann University and Medical College of Pennsylvania, was freed on $10,000 bail and suspended from the hospital.