The estranged wife of a US Army airman from Arizona tried to poison her husband by chlorinating his coffee, according to authorities.
Melody Felicano Johnson, 39, was allegedly caught on video pouring chlorine into coffee intended for her husband Roby, who she is divorcing.
Roby noticed his coffee tasted funny when they were stationed in Germany in March, the reported New York Post. But he drank the drink for two or three more weeks before checking it with pool test strips.
According to azfamily.com, the results were positive for high chlorine levels.
Still, Roby pretended to continue drinking coffee abroad because he didn’t want to report the alleged crime in a European country, according to court documents obtained by azfamily.com.
Fast forward to June, when the family was back in a hotel room near Davis Monthan Air Force Base and Roby, who has a child with Johnson, set up surveillance and allegedly caught his wife putting the chemical in his drink cast.
Roby filed a complaint with the Tucson Police Department on July 6, but the blurry video didn’t show the substance clearly. When the family moved to a permanent home, he reinstalled the camera.
He then contacted police again on July 18, claiming he had clearer video evidence that the bleach was added to the coffee maker before it was brewed.
Johnson was arrested by police, who searched the home and said the coffee maker smelled of bleach. They also found a small container in her personal bathroom that may have contained bleach.
After her arrest on three charges, including attempted first-degree murder, police requested high bail for Johnson because her family lives in the Philippines and she recently bought a home there.
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