On at least five occasions starting in March 2022, Ms. Herring said, her husband gave her drinks with an “unknown substance” in them, according to the criminal complaint. The following month, Ms. Herring found packaging in the trash that was labeled “Cyrux,” the brand of an abortion pill sold in Mexico, according to the complaint. The main ingredient in Cyrux is misoprostol, which is used for abortions in some countries.
Ms. Herring and a lawyer for Mr. Herring did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Thursday.
In March 2022, the couple spent five days vacationing with their two children in West Texas, and during the trip, Ms. Herring said, her husband told her that she needed to drink more water to stay hydrated, the complaint said.
On March 17 after the couple had returned home from their trip, Ms. Herring said, her husband brought her breakfast and a cup of water, according to the complaint. Mr. Herring again told his wife that she needed to drink more water, and that he would not leave until she finished drinking all the water in the cup, the complaint said.
While drinking the water, Ms. Herring stopped to note that it appeared to look cloudy, according to the complaint. Mr. Herring told her that “perhaps the cup was dirty or the pipes were dirty,” the document said.