A teacher tried to kill her husband with poisoned juice: the cops

A teacher tried to kill her husband with poisoned juice: the cops

Sarah E. B. Shaver (Cole County Jail) and the lily of the valley she allegedly used to try to kill her husband (YouTube|Plant Speak Screenshot)

A 37-year-old Christian teacher was arrested in Missouri after she allegedly tried to kill her husband by poisoning his juices daily for nearly two months. Sarah E. B. Shaver was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with attempted first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action, authorities announced.

Schiffer allegedly admitted to surreptitiously giving her husband the “lily of the valley” plant, all parts of which authorities say “slow the heart” and “cause an irregular heartbeat.” It is classified as having ‘significant toxicity’.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Cole County Circuit Court, the woman’s husband suspected his wife had been putting “poisonous and/or toxic substances in his food and beverages without his knowledge for the past six weeks.”

The husband said there were about eight times his wife served him food or drink that tasted strange. Shortly after taking it, he claimed to experience “extreme fatigue, confusion, blurred vision, severe cotton mouth, and nausea.”

He told authorities that on December 31, his wife gave him juice that tasted unusually bitter. When he confronted her about the taste and accused her of putting something in his juice, she allegedly responded by claiming “she urinated in it,” then “admitted to putting a strong industrial adhesive in it,” and then “denied putting anything in the juice.” Drinks,” according to the affidavit.

As the husband became increasingly worried about his wife, he said that he installed a hidden surveillance camera in the kitchen. Reviewing the footage, the husband said at approximately 6:50 a.m. on January 16, he “observed a bag labeled ‘lily of the valley’ placed on a table in Schaefer’s work area inside the home.” There was also a green bowl on the table “containing what he described as a cyst root.” He photographed the container and its contents and showed it to police along with surveillance footage.

    (tags for translation)Attempted murder

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