Authorities: Arizona woman spiked husband's drinks with antifreeze

Connie Eskelson. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Connie Eskelson. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Mar. 8, 2018 at 3:25 PM MST
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Maricopa County, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Authorities said a Cave Creek woman tried to kill her husband by spiking his drinks with antifreeze.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Connie Eskelson was arrested Thursday, March 8, one day after she was indicted on an attempted murder charge.

Eskelson is being held on a $700,000 bond.

The MCSO said in August 2017, Eskelson's husband was transported to the hospital after ingesting a potentially lethal dose of antifreeze.

At the time, Eskelson's husband had no brain activity but he was able to make a full recovery.

A homicide investigation began when family members told the MCSO they believed he had been poisoned.

"Over several months, detectives were able to track down several (lab-grade antifreeze) purchases made by Eskelson," the MCOS said in a news release. "Detectives believe Eskelson tainted the drinks her husband consumed on a daily basis."

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