Elizabeth Holmes gives birth to second child while seeking to extend freedom

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has given birth to a second child as she seeks to delay her impending imprisonment for felony fraud, according to a court filing this week.

Holmes, 39, had a first child — a son — in July 2021, as she awaited trial on charges of defrauding investors and patients in connection with her now-defunct Palo Alto blood-testing startup.

Between her conviction in January 2022 for defrauding investors out of more than $144 million, and her sentencing 10 months later to more than 11 years in prison, Holmes became pregnant again, according to a court filing. Judge Edward Davila, in passing sentence, delayed her incarceration until April 27, with legal experts saying he likely imposed the delay so Holmes could give birth before imprisonment. Holmes has appealed her conviction and sentence.

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