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Fetus-Killing Powder Suspected in Brutal Murder

11/17/2009 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

fetus killerCops believe they now know how a famous L.A. restaurateur allegedly murdered his unborn child -- and it all has to do with a deadly white powder.

TMZ has obtained the search warrant affidavit in the investigation of Josh Woodward -- co-owner of L.A.'s 8 Oz. Burger Bar and several famous restaurants around the country.

In the docs, Woodward's baby mama says one night back in October -- when she was pregnant -- Woodward kept putting his hand in a plastic bag and then touching her sexually.

The woman says she lost the baby a few hours later ... and remembers seeing a white powdery substance on her underwear.

According to the affidavit, cops had reason to believe the powder was a drug called Misoprostol -- which is often used for early abortions and to induce labor. Cops then executed the warrant and set up a sting operation.

Now get this: Under police supervision, the woman called Woodward -- who did not know she had lost the baby -- and told him she was still pregnant and wanted him to come over.

According to the affidavit, when police approached Woodward outside of her apartment, he pulled out a "small piece of clear plastic with a white powdery substance" from his pocket and dropped it on the ground.

Police seized the substance -- which Woodward would not identify -- and arrested him. Cops are waiting on the test results of the substance, but believe it's Misoprostol. Woodward has yet to be charged with a crime.


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Dear Jesus,

Please hurry back... This world is NOTHING but HELL.

1770 days ago


meat eaters are evil...

1770 days ago

TM in LB    

Clever. Write this one down, gentlemen: Misoprostol. I am sure you can get it online or a pharmacy in Tijuana, just a few hours from Los Angeles. Make sure you get the big bottle to save your homies from having to make the same drive.

1770 days ago


their are some very sick people out there for sure, how disgusting.

1770 days ago


So here's a question for all you who are saying its no different that abortion. What if it turned out to not be his child? maybe THAT is why its the woman's choice. we are sure its her baby but without a DNA test we dont know who the daddy is. He assumed it was his child and decided it should be dead. Is it still the SAME as abortion if it turned out to not be his child?

1770 days ago

Cappy Lills Kid    

Woodward - don't drop the soap in the shower if Bubba is around.

1770 days ago


this is sooo disgusting lock the bastard up!

1770 days ago


What in the world? I mean did I really just read this story and this actually happened??? I can't even comprehend this.

1770 days ago


first of all, he LOOKS like a d*ck, where was the woman's intuition ???? the guy looks like Liberace's son if he had one {but he was gay too}.
The guy is butt-ugly and looks like a slime-ball. Who would trust that ?

I keep reading SUCH proof all the time...the worst crap-on-a-stick is a guy with MONEY. That is all they begin to give a rats butt about. It screws them up and most were screwed up to begin with. They think they're god. Women, stay away from Mr. "has it all", he WILL turn out to be a cold little rat or a psycho.

1770 days ago


Why is this considered murder if abortions remain legal? If it's a living person in this case, why not in every case where a woman gets an abortion?

1770 days ago


Marie, you are an idiot. The difference between this and abortion is that abortion is a CHOICE. This man didn't tell her what he was doing, she had no idea and DID NOT give consent for him to do that. Therefore, she had no choice in the matter of what happened with her body.
Think before you speak.

1770 days ago


Ok so when the man doesnt want the baby and decides to abort it, It's called murder. But when a woman doesnt want it and aborts it, its not murder. Where is the logic?

1769 days ago


To Pro choice:
I does not matter if it was or was not his baby. Why is it legal for anyone, mother, bio dad, or a stranger on the street to kill an unborn baby? Where is the "choice" for the baby? Regardless, this little life is in heaven with the other babies legally aborted by their mothers. I don't see why people are so outraged about his, when they are not outraged by mothers doing the very same thing.

1769 days ago


I've known this man for years and it just isn't in him to do this. He goes out of his way to help others, even at his own expense, more times than most. If you don't believe me, than ask why 20+ of his friends, associates, colleagues and supporters took a day off from work to show up in court to stand in support.

The cops released him because the evidence wasn't there. The DA hasn't charged him with a crime. Yet some of you are so quick to indict him, try him, sentence him and destroy his name. And for a select few, your rage is so incandescent, you insult the way he looks and what he does with his money. Annie, if you had any idea how much money he has happily given away - to friends, charities, the sick, the homeless - you would eagerly suck the venom of your words back into your foul, simplistic, brain.

Pretend the scarlet letter is on you or your brother before you burn it forever on him.

1769 days ago


Dear gossipsucks. I feel sorry for you and your followers for several reasons...
1)because you have no idea what you are talking about and you "think" that you know Josh Woodward, but you have no idea!!!!!!!
2) You are just another one of Josh's fools that he manipulates and puts his nice guy persona on for!!!!
3)when this is all said and done and Josh goes to jail, you are going to be nothing but the dumb ass who defended a "baby killer"!!!
4)you are going to feel so bad about yourself when you hear the details of what he did to his own baby and his babies mom. It is sick and so sad! Not only did he kill his baby, he destroyed the babies mom!
5) I would love to see your face when the judge says "guilty as charged for murder" and they cart Josh away to prison for the rest of his life!
6)You dont know Josh Woodward and trust me, in the near future, you are going to wish you never met him!
7) I admire you for sticking by your friend. Much like his babies mom who stuck by him up until the minute he ripped her heart out and killed their baby. Its unfortnaute that you will learn the hard way too!
8) Get your facts straight, there were 20 letters written on his behalf and no one went to court! The only reason Josh was able to get 20 people to write letters was because his mommy begged everyone to do it and coincidentally, they are all on the payroll!
9)The #1 reason I feel sorry for you, is because you really believe that Josh is a friend of yours and its clear to me that if he were your friend, then you would actually know the facts.

Come on gossipsucks, no man is going to jump up and say "I killed my baby". That truth will come out when the reports come back and the jury finds him guilty.
My advice to you... Find yourself some new friends!!!

1769 days ago
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