Woman Arrested After Allegedly Poisoning Veterinarian Husband’s Coffee With Animal Euthanasia Drugs

A woman in Madison, Wisconsin has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide after allegedly poisoning her veterinarian husband with animal euthanasia drugs on three separate occasions in July and August.

In March of last year, Amanda and Gary Chapin were married. After the wedding, the bride forged the signature of one of her husband’s children on a power-of-attorney document and demanded that the groom amend his house dead so that she would get their home if he were to die. Less than three weeks later, she began poisoning his coffee, People reported.

After the third alleged poisoning, the newlywed fell into a coma that lasted four days. Blood work showed that drugs the veterinarian would use to euthanize animals were in his system. After Mr. Chapin’s son discovered this, he filed a restraining order against his new stepmother on his incapacitated father’s behalf.

The following month, Amanda Chapin violated the restraining order by emailing her husband a suicide note. She claimed to be distraught by the accusations and write that she planned to take her own life. “The only thing I am guilty of is loving you SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH,” she wrote. After being transported to a nearby hospital, Mrs. Chapin survived the attempt. Gary Chapin filed for divorce the next day.

On December 28th, Amanda Chapin was arrested by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office and is being held on a $10,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on January 12th.

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