A pregnant woman and her unborn child are safe after deputies arrested a woman who confessed to planning the death of the pregnant woman’s child.
On April 12, a woman who was 11 weeks pregnant told the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office that she believed someone had solicited her former fiancé to help kill her unborn child by duping her into taking an abortion pill.
Denise Moloney, media relations manager for the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), said that the woman was contacted by her former fiancé, who showed her Snapchat messages between him and Haley Raborn that contained information about how to carry out the death and an offer to pay the man a pair of AirPods once the request was completed.
An investigation revealed that Raborn had previously been in a romantic relationship with the father of the victim’s unborn child.
According to Moloney, shortly after sending the messages, Raborn, 21, met with the former fiancé to give him the pill intended to cause the pregnant woman to miscarry.
Instead, he turned the pill over to detectives.
After notifying the HCSO about the threat, the pregnant woman obtained a restraining order against Raborn.
In the meantime, investigators learned that Raborn had used the victim’s name and photograph to establish a fictitious Facebook account. After reviewing messages sent from that account, they determined that it was probably created to thwart their investigation.
When they met with Raborn at her residence on May 9, she admitted that she did try to have the pregnant woman take the abortion pill without consent. Raborn also told detectives that she had obtained the pill from an online doctor and that she knew it was an abortion pill.
Raborn initially denied it but later admitted to creating the fraudulent Facebook account.
“(She) showed little or no remorse for planning to have the unborn child murdered,” Moloney said.
On May 31, detectives obtained a warrant for Raborn’s arrest.
On June 1, with assistance from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, they arrested Raborn and charged her with soliciting/attempted murder of an unborn child by injury to its mother and tampering with/fabricating physical evidence connected to the creation of the fraudulent social media account.
Raborn is being held on $105,000 bond.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.