A Massachusetts woman is accused of serving poisoned soup to her husband after being propositioned by a fake soap opera star.
Roxanne Doucette of Townsend, Mass. has maintained that the soup that put her husband Paul in the hospital in December was merely old.
“I’ve never ever tried to poison him in any way whatsoever,” Doucette told CBS News Boston on Monday. “I love him very, very much and I would never try to kill anyone.”
Doucette called 911 hours after Paul consumed the soup. The 73-year-old was rushed to a hospital in a barely conscious state but survived.
The couple’s daughter arrived at the hospital and grew suspicious of Doucette. Court documents show that’s when she went through her mother’s phone and found texts from someone claiming to be a soap opera actor making overtures.
“You have to get rid of your husband, honey,” read one of the messages. “I need you so much.”
The court documents say Doucette replied: “Making an amazing soup. Special potion… Maybe I could collect life insurance.”
A limited toxicology test run on Paul came back negative, but Doucette has been ordered to stay away from him.
“I just want him to come home,” Doucette said. “I just love him so much.”
Police say Doucette fought and kicked police when they tried to seize her phone as evidence. She is charged with attempted murder, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.
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