Ruby Lee Medina, 31, and Javier Gonzalez, 37, of Mission, Texas, have been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence after an anonymous tip lead police to discover the body of an aborted 7-month-old fetus in a gift box under the couple's Christmas tree.
According to authorities, police believe that Medina used pills to induce an abortion. When she began bleeding, she was taken by ambulance to a local medical facility. She told doctors that she did not know where the fetus was.
The couple had attempted to flush the fetus down the toilet, but were unable to do so. Then, they planned to bury it in the backyard, but police discovered the fetus.
Autopsy results are pending. The couple's bonds were set at $20,000 each after they had surrendered voluntarily.
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