ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A doctor, who once practiced medicine in Rochester, has pleaded guilty to Fetal Homicide. Now, News 8 has reaction from his victim, Brook Fiske, who lives in Farmington. Sikander Imran was accused of slipping more than 800 milligrams of an abortion pill into his ex-girlfriend's drink. Just when Imran's case was to go to trial; he struck a plea deal.
Brook Fiske has been trying to move forward after losing a child almost ten months ago. Now she can.
"There's both a sense of closure and a sense of emptiness. On one hand, I lost a child and I'll never get him back," said Fiske.
Her ex-boyfriend, Sikander Imran, was facing trial on a charge of fetal homicide. Fiske and Imran had been dating on and off a couple years. Imran, a doctor, moved from Rochester to Arlington, Virginia for a job. then Fiske learned she was pregnant.
"He didn't want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion... which I didn't want to do," she said.
At 17 weeks pregnant, she went to Virginia to visit Imran. That's when Fiske claims Imran took matters into his own hands and poisoned her.
"When I was drinking my tea in the evening I got to the bottom of the cup. There was a gritty substance in there and when I looked at it, I could tell that it was a pill that had been ground up," explained Fiske.
Fiske, went into labor. And hours later, she lost her child. Doctors found the abortion pill "Misoprostol" in her system and Imran was taken into custody. Today,10 months later, Imran plead guilty to Fetal Homicide.
"I hope that the time that he does spend in jail, he can realize what he's done to me and my children," commented Fiske.
Time...and life continues. Fiske says after sharing her story in December on News 8, she was stunned by the community support.
"A woman that I work with came to me with tears in her eyes and said "you're really brave," Fiske explained. "Knowing that something good came out of this, no matter how small, gives me a little bit of peace."
As part of the plea deal, Imran cannot have contact with Fiske. She goes onto say the weight of losing her child, Makki, will never be gone. It will be something she carries the rest of her life, but everyday, it gets just a little easier.
Imran faced 20 years to life in prison if he'd been convicted at trial. By taking the plea, he relinquishes his medical license. He also faces possible deportation to his native country of Pakistan. Sentencing is set for May 18th