According to the police officials, the 30-year-old husband, later identified as Connor, was taken into custody and later charged with second-degree murder after he reportedly poisoned his 32-year-old wife Betty. Authorities believe the doctor, who worked as a poison control specialist, poisoned his partner as they were considering a divorce because of unfaithfulness. According tot he statement, his 32-year-old wife reportedly died after spending several days at the local hospital.
Doctors told investigators that they treated the woman for food poisoning. Unfortunately, that didn’t helped. The doctors also told investigators that the young woman began to experience cardiac issues, fluid in her lungs and organ failure. Connor reportedly told investigators and family members that his wife suffered from a rare disease where certain blood cells build up and damage organs. Tests were done for the exact disease, but were inconclusive.
Shortly after, the medical examiner contacted the authorities about a suspicious death. Connor reportedly called the medical examiner’s office and said that his wife should be cremated immediately. In the meantime, the medical examiner’s office also received a call from someone who knew the couple was having marital issues and talking about a divorce following cheating. Before Betty died, she reportedly told friends that her husband was in debt. The 30-year-old man reportedly told friends that he would get a $500,000 life insurance policy as a result of his wife’s death.
During the investigation, authorities discovered that the 30-year-old man searched the internet about the drug colchicine. Connor also looked at data used by professionals to search the fatality of the drug. Connor also searched how to buy colchicine and then bought gift cards to a website that sells the drug. The medical examiner analyzed blood samples, which showed colchicine was present in her system. The level was 29 ng/ML which is considered elevated. Doctors told investigators that the cause of death were the toxic effects of colchicine and the manner of death to be a homicide.