Wife pours poison in husband’s wine because he didn’t accept her daughter’s boyfriendBy Mason White 5:30 PM November 24, 2015
|Jacqueline and Katherine Patrick|
By: Tanya Malhotra
A woman was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after pouring anti-freeze into her husband’s wine in an attempt to kill him because he didn’t accept her daughter’s boyfriend, police in the United Kingdom said.
Now, 55-year-old Jacqueline Patrick of London, has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison after being accused of trying to kill 70-year-old Douglas Patrick.
Jacqueline Patrick’s daughter, Katherine, 21, was sentenced to serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to inciting another to administer a noxious substance.
According to the police investigation, the couple had been married for almost 30 years and had two children. The court heard that problems began when the couple’s younger daughter brought home a boyfriend.
The father refused to accept the boyfriend, and the mother wasn’t happy about his decision. As a result, Jacqueline Patrick poured anti-freeze into a bottle of wine before giving it to her husband for dinner.
When Douglas Patrick fell ill the next morning, she called an ambulance and told paramedics that he suffers from kidney failure and the wine caused the condition to flare up again.
She faked a note from her husband, saying that he did not want to be revived and wanted to die with dignity with his family by his side.
He spent several days in an induced coma before having to learn to walk and talk again during a year of rehabilitation.
The court also heard that Katherine Patrick encouraged her mother to poison Douglas Patrick.