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Man Poisoned By Wife Says He Still Loves Her, But Won't Welcome Her Back Home
ABC Action News ^ | 11/30/2012 | Ryan Raiche

Posted on 12/01/2012 9:49:33 PM PST by nickcarraway

Sheriff says she crushed drugs into his sandwich

The man deputies say was poisoned by his own wife says he still loves her, but says she's never welcomed back to their Lake Wales home.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says on Thursday, Beth Richards secretly slid crushed up anti-depressants into a tuna fish sandwich that she made for her husband, Greg.

"I think she went over the edge maybe," he said outside of his home on Friday. "I don't know."

Authorities are calling it attempted murder.

"It shocks us that this is cold, calculated, and premeditated," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. "He started eating his tuna fish sandwich and noticed it kind of had a aspirin after taste so he only ate about half of it.

"His wife texted him throughout the day and asked him, 'hey, have you ate your tuna fish sandwich?'" He said.

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I guess the tuna wasn't dolphin safe.
1 posted on 12/01/2012 9:49:43 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Since it’s no fault divorce, this guy will have to pay her a lot of alimony?


2 posted on 12/01/2012 9:50:46 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I'll never eat tuna fish sandwiches again!


3 posted on 12/01/2012 9:55:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway; Morgana
"His wife texted him throughout the day and asked him, 'hey, have you ate your tuna fish sandwich?'" He said.

Yes, that isn't suspicious at all...

4 posted on 12/01/2012 9:55:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

bump


5 posted on 12/01/2012 9:57:52 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

6 posted on 12/01/2012 9:58:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: GeronL

It’s just so touching that a wife would make lunch for her husband these days.


7 posted on 12/01/2012 9:59:03 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: GeronL
"His wife texted him throughout the day and asked him, 'hey, have you ate your tuna fish sandwich?'" He said.

Five additional years for bad grammar.

8 posted on 12/01/2012 10:02:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Flori-duh. Figures.


9 posted on 12/01/2012 10:08:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway
"When you get married, it's for better or worse and he sure got the worse end of that deal," Sheriff Judd said.

That phrase. I do not think it means what you think it means.

10 posted on 12/01/2012 10:09:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: nickcarraway; Tiger_eye

lol


11 posted on 12/01/2012 10:13:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TigersEye
You expected her to say, "hey, have you nine your tuna fish sandwich?"

Or better:

"Text me back when your dead, hon."

12 posted on 12/01/2012 10:18:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’m just as stupid ... I still love my EX

TT


13 posted on 12/01/2012 10:19:39 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: TexasTransplant

I assume she didn’t try to kill you? I think murder attempt is higher bar than even a really bad break up. But, just because someone tries to kill you, doesn’t mean you stop loving them. But saying it publicly does risk making you sound foolish.


14 posted on 12/01/2012 10:22:04 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
You expected her to say, "hey, have you nine your tuna fish sandwich?"

I think that would have been quite unexpected actually. lol
Am I missing a double entendre or something?

I would have accepted 'eaten' instead of 'ate' myself.

15 posted on 12/01/2012 10:22:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: nickcarraway
Sad story. His reaction says to me that he has long known that she was insane, but he was able to look past that and love her.

He was in little danger from the amount of Trazodone she could put into one sandwich. It is less toxic than Tylenol.

16 posted on 12/01/2012 10:32:26 PM PST by TChad
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To: nickcarraway
Guilty, I think.. Photobucket
17 posted on 12/01/2012 10:40:08 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: TigersEye
Sheriff Judd said.

His excuse is that he's one of the Judds!

18 posted on 12/01/2012 10:43:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: TChad
By the time Greg returned to work, Sheriff Judd said he became dizzy and nauseous. He eventually passed out while working up on a ladder.

That doesn't sound too safe.

Trazadone

I don't think Tylenol causes dizziness, nausea, low blood pressure, drowsiness, affect motor skills or cause suicidal thoughts. Nor do the contraindications suggest not driving or operating machinery.

19 posted on 12/01/2012 10:46:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Revolting cat!

That would explain a different take on the old expression. lol


20 posted on 12/01/2012 10:48:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: nickcarraway
What a sad tale :-(

Makes me think of poor Phil Hartman. His wife shot and killed him. From what I have read and heard she was mentally unstable... a true case of insanity. She shot and killed herself right after. I feel very sad for the poor kids they left behind :-(

I don't think this was one of those cases where an insanity plea is tried in an attempt to get a guilty as sin perp off scot free....after all, she was unbalanced enough to shoot herself after the deed. I feel sorry for both of them..taken by illness IMO.


21 posted on 12/01/2012 10:50:03 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu

I doubt she’ll get more than probation.


22 posted on 12/01/2012 10:53:58 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I can see still wanting to jump her bones...but if she tried you kill you I don't think you are obligated to say I love you first...
23 posted on 12/01/2012 10:55:07 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: RitchieAprile; Lazamataz

I dunno...

if you blur your vision a bit and cover her massive forhead with your thumb....

yes... you are correct...


24 posted on 12/01/2012 10:57:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL; RitchieAprile; Lazamataz

If she was hot, you’d be okay with her poisoning you?


25 posted on 12/01/2012 10:58:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: montanajoe
I can see still wanting to jump her bones

see?

did you not see the pic?

26 posted on 12/01/2012 10:58:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Actually I did not...then again there is no accounting for the taste of someone who doesn't mind attempted murder...
27 posted on 12/01/2012 11:01:51 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: nickcarraway

how hot are we talking here?


28 posted on 12/01/2012 11:01:59 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: RitchieAprile

You tell me.


29 posted on 12/01/2012 11:05:28 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe just a little.


30 posted on 12/01/2012 11:07:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: nickcarraway

MEMO TO SELF: After a job, don’t brag!


31 posted on 12/01/2012 11:08:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

Katy Perry hot, at least.


32 posted on 12/01/2012 11:10:38 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: nickcarraway

the judge can factor in specifics to a case to adjust the division of property.


33 posted on 12/02/2012 1:39:00 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Bobalu

just because you shoot yourself after you murder a person, doesn’t mean you are insane. you are falling into that stereotype that a woman must be insane to do this kind of act because they aren’t capable of doing it as a calculated, deliberate act. like we assume all men do it for this reason.


34 posted on 12/02/2012 1:42:43 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: TigersEye

Desyryl.....trazadone

Is infamous for unsolicited erections

Maybe she wasn’t trying to kill him afterall


35 posted on 12/02/2012 1:57:37 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: nickcarraway
Investigators say Beth, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, confessed to trying to poison her husband, but wouldn't say why.

The sheriff's office learned that Greg does have a life insurance policy worth 250-thousand dollars, or more if he's injured on the job. But the motive is still unclear.

DUH!

36 posted on 12/02/2012 4:35:49 AM PST by nfldgirl
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To: RitchieAprile

That picture explains the anti depressants. Looks like she wasn’t taking enough or thbe right kind judging from that sad sack look about her.


37 posted on 12/02/2012 4:58:08 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: nickcarraway

He really should take her back....She makes these rockin’ oatmeal cookies!


38 posted on 12/02/2012 6:25:58 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: nickcarraway

This brings up one of my favorite peeves. Why is it called “tuna fish”? Isn’t “tuna” a sufficient description which identifies a type of fish? After all, we don’t refer to “bass fish” or “shark fish” or the rest. (Yes, I know that there is a “sword fish” but they are never referred to as “swords.”)


39 posted on 12/02/2012 6:46:14 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: nickcarraway

It’s not *that* big of a deal! Early in our marriage (when I was learning how to cook) I accidentally poisoned my husband dozens of times. 8-\

There was the raw chicken episode (that was not so much my fault - the oven was malfunctioning), the ‘dangerously salty soup’, all the times he ate scraps I’d set aside for the dog...

But he forgave me every time! lol!


40 posted on 12/02/2012 7:03:41 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: wardaddy
LOL

I want to know who the heck is putting Trazadone in my food!

41 posted on 12/02/2012 11:50:27 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye
That doesn't sound too safe.

Well, OK, let me go back to my original post.

He was in little danger from the amount of Trazodone she could put into one sandwich.

I think that is correct. "Little danger" is not "no danger," and assuming the reported allegations are true, she definitely did endanger her husband. However, she is apparently going to be tried for attempted murder. If that was her intent, Trazodone was a terrible drug choice. It is too safe.

Trazodone has been in use since the 1960s. While it is classified as an antidepressant, many people use it as a sleep medication. There are plenty of cases of Trazodone overdoses in the medical literature, but only a few deaths reported worldwide, and long term sequelae are minimal.

I don't think Tylenol causes dizziness, nausea, low blood pressure, drowsiness, affect motor skills or cause suicidal thoughts.

No, but it has different side effects that can be life threatening. Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18570942.

From http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15239078

Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers (>100,000/year) and accounts for more than 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations, and an estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure each year. Data from the U.S. Acute Liver Failure Study.

Here is the New York Times Health Guide prognosis for a Trazodone overdose:

Death can result from an overdose, but this is rare. Long-term heart and respiratory problems are also rare.

And the NYT Health Guide prognosis for an acetaminophen overdose:

If treatment is received within 8 hours of the overdose, there is a very good chance of recovery.
However, without rapid treatment, a very large overdose of acetaminophen can lead to liver failure and death in a few days.

I'll take a Trazodone sandwich over a Tylenol sandwich any day.
42 posted on 12/02/2012 10:09:34 PM PST by TChad
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To: TChad

You don’t have to be smart to attempt murder or to be charged with attempted murder when you do.


43 posted on 12/02/2012 10:12:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TChad

I would also characterize passing out while on a ladder as more than a ‘little danger.’


44 posted on 12/02/2012 10:14:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye
You don’t have to be smart to attempt murder or to be charged with attempted murder when you do.

Oh, I think she is probably guilty of attempted murder. I just think she is an incompetent killer.

45 posted on 12/02/2012 11:15:37 PM PST by TChad
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To: TigersEye
I would also characterize passing out while on a ladder as more than a ‘little danger.’

That depends on the specifics. If he was using a restraint system while on the ladder, there was little danger. Since it was not reported that he fell after he "passed out," I suspect that either he was using a restraint or he did not actually pass out. But I don't know, and you might be correct. My point was that the Trazodone by itself was unlikely to do him much harm.

46 posted on 12/03/2012 12:00:21 AM PST by TChad
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