A 30-year-old woman was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for lacing her husband’s food with mouse poison on 12 occasions. The court ruled she attempted to murder him eight times.
The woman, who laced her husband’s breakfast food with the poison, claimed she never meant to kill her husband, only to injure him, even though she wanted out of their marriage. She’d initially denied poisoning his food. When he finally did fall ill, she called an ambulance and claimed he had tried to commit suicide.
Police later found multiple searches on her computer for information about how to make poison to kill people. She then admitted to the poisonings, testifying in court that no matter what she did, her 42-year-old husband wouldn’t accept that their marriage was over.
The Oslo City Court also ordered her to pay her now-estranged husband NOK 250,000 in compensation. He recovered from the poisonings.