According to the Harris County district clerk’s office, a Texas man identified as Mason Herring, 39, pleaded guilty to drugging his pregnant wife in an attempt to cause an abortion.

He was charged with injury to a child and assault of a pregnant person as part of a plea agreement. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation.

According to court records, Judge Andrea Ball of Harris County District Court ordered Herring to begin serving his sentence on March 1.

Herring’s wife, Catherine Herring, said in an interview on Thursday that she believed the sentence was insufficient.

“I do not believe that 180 days is justice for attempting to kill your child seven separate times,” Catherine said. “For two years, my husband has overly denied this assault, and I’m grateful today that he has finally admitted to his guilt.”

Catherine also revealed that in March 2022, her husband gave her drinking water with an unknown substance in them. The following month, she found a packaging in the trash that was labeled “Cyrux,” the brand of an abortion pill sold in Mexico.

Despite her husband’s attempt to abort the child, Catherine said she gave birth to a girl who was born 10 weeks premature and had to spend 117 days during the first nine months of her life in the hospital. She also said their daughter, who is now 18 months old, has developmental delays that have required her to attend therapy.

New York Times reports that the couple were on a vacation with their two children in West Texas when Herring told her to drink more water to stay hydrated. On March 17, after the couple had returned from their trip, Catherine said her husband brought her breakfast and a cup of water.

Thirty minutes after she drank the water, she became ill, suffering from painful cramps, bouts of diarrhea, and bleeding. Later that day, she was taken to the emergency room, where she continued bleeding.

According to Daily Mail, Herring’s repeated attempts to drug his wife came after he started having an affair earlier this year and told his wife he wanted to separate.

When he discovered she was pregnant with their third child, he took action to abort the baby to avoid ruining his plans and make him look like a jerk.

Anthony Osso, the assistant district attorney in the domestic violence division assigned to this case, described the case as manipulative and premeditated.

“It’s premeditated,” Osso said. “What we are alleging Mr. Herring did, which we believe the evidence supports, is a pretty heinous act. To do that to someone who trusts you, it’s taking advantage of that trust.”