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Airman’s Wife Added Bleach to His Morning Coffee

The Arizona wife of a man in the Air Force was arrested and charged for allegedly trying to poison her husband by putting bleach in his coffee in a purported scam to collect his life insurance.

According to reports, a woman and her then-husband, an airman, temporarily moved to Germany when he got stationed there.

Last March, the man reported that something was amiss with the taste of his coffee, which his wife reportedly prepared the night before so it would be easy for him to brew in the morning. After tolerating the foul flavor for a few weeks, he decided to try to discover the cause.

It was reported that the man bought chemical-detection strips meant for checking swimming pool water, and he used them to check the water coming out of the faucets in the couple’s residence. The strips did not detect anything out of the ordinary with the tap water, so the man used one in the coffee itself. The strip allegedly showed a positive result for the presence of bleach.

He decided to wait until they returned to the United States to deal with the situation, and he dumped the coffee to give the impression that he was still drinking it so his wife would not become suspicious.

When they returned to the U.S., the man reportedly used hidden video cameras to capture footage of his wife allegedly poisoning the coffee.

The man gave several videos allegedly proving that his wife was putting bleach in the coffee, and the police obtained a warrant for her arrest.

The woman was taken into custody and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center. Charges of domestic violence attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, and adding harmful substances to food/drink/medicine are being sought against her. It was reported that she pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

Since she is from another country, and it was learned that she bought a home there, the authorities believed she could be a flight risk. She was detained on a $250,000 bond.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a domestic violence offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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