Golden woman pleads guilty in husband’s poisoning |

Golden woman pleads guilty in husband’s poisoning

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – A suburban Denver woman has pleaded guilty to trying to poison her husband by spiking his salad with a lethal plant.

Forty-two-year-old Lisa Leigh Allen was accused of trying to poison her husband, a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy. The man was hospitalized in the summer of 2008 after eating a spaghetti dinner and bitter-tasting salad served by his wife.

Tests showed he’d eaten foxglove, a decorative garden plant that can be fatal if eaten. Lisa Allen was charged with attempted murder. She pleaded guilty to felony assault, KMGH-TV in Denver reported Tuesday.

Sentencing has been scheduled for May 14.

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