Trøndelag District Court: Woman in her 50s charged with attempted murder of her husband with poison

Sør-Trøndelag District CourtPhoto: Ole Martin Wold / NTB
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The case against a woman in her 50s accused of having tried to kill her ex-husband with poison is set to take place in Trøndelag District Court on Tuesday.

The prosecuting authority believes that the accused tried to kill her then spouse by enticing him to “eat and/or drink herbicide” on several occasions between June 2019 and May 28, 2020, the newspaper Adresseavisen writes.

This allegedly happened in their home in Trondheim and in another municipality. According to the indictment, the man was hospitalized eleven times during the period. On two occasions, he was sent to the hospital with cardiac arrest.

Prosecutor Eli Reberg Nessimo says that the toxin aconitine was detected in the victim’s blood sample. Aconitine has also been detected on objects in their home. According to the Store norske leksikon, aconitine is a substance found in the plant aconitum septentrionale (Tyrihjelm).

In addition to attempted murder, the woman is charged with fraud as she, according to the indictment, has taken out eight loans in her husband’s name. In total, between October 2016 and March 2019, the loans amounted to about NOK 1.2 million.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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