Hialeah Abortion Clinician Case Dropped

MIAMI (CBS4) – The case against a Hialeah clinic owner accused of illegally practicing healthcare during a failed abortion has been dropped by Miami-Dade prosecutors.

CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald is reporting that medical experts changed testimony, making allegations against Belkis Gonzalez, 45, difficult to prove.

Defense attorneys asked a judge this week to dismiss the case and prosecutors agreed the case could not move forward, according to The Herald.

Gonzalez had been charged with practicing healthcare without a license and tampering with evidence after she allegedly cut the 21-week, 4 day old fetus’ umbilical cord after its surprise birth inside a recovery room at A GYN Diagnostic Center, 3671 W. 16th Ave. and disposed of it in a medical waste bag.

It is alleged that the baby breathed for minutes and moved and that its body was subsequently hidden from detectives for a week, according to the Herald.

“We worked closely with the State Attorney’s Office, and discovered there wasn’t any evidence to justify a criminal prosecution,” defense Attorney Al Milian told the Herald.

 (©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed material for this report)


One Comment

  1. T-Man says:

    3rd worlders. Disgusting.

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