Airman Gets Reduced Sentence for Forcing Wife's Miscarriage

An airman in Alaska has been sentenced to almost 10 years behind bars after being found guilty of trying to force his wife to miscarry by lacing her food with ulcer medication.

Airman 1st Class Scott Boie of Milton, Wis., had faced more than 26 years confinement at his sentencing Saturday at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Beside his 9 1/2 year sentence, Boie also was dishonorably discharged.

Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester says Boie was convicted in a court-martial Friday night of attempting to kill an unborn child.

Boie was found not guilty of intentionally killing the unborn child, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

Boie's attorneys have said his wife's history of smoking and troubled pregnancies may have caused the miscarriage last year.