LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A restaurant owner accused of poisoning his girlfriend to cause her to suffer a miscarriage has been released from jail after posting bail.
Joshua Woodward is facing multiple charges in connection with the alleged poisoning his then-girlfriend in 2009 with a drug known to induce early labor.
Her pregnancy ended at 13-weeks.
On Wednesday, Woodward pleaded not guilty to four counts of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder of his ex-girlfriend’s fetus.
Woodward, 40, is an investor in upscale restaurants in Los Angeles and Miami.
He faces life in prison if convicted.