A 44-year-old Marshall County, Miss., man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly put rat poison in his wife’s sweet tea.
The sheriff’s department said Melvin Lee Moore and his wife had been arguing. At one point his wife said she was thirsty and Moore went to the store to get her something to drink, the sheriff added.
Investigators told FOX13 News that when Moore returned from the store with a can of sweet tea, he gave it to his wife.
She reportedly noticed something on the rim of the can and saw something floating in the drink. She called the sheriff’s department.
Moore was booked into the Marshall County jail on a $750,000 bond.
The can of sweet tea has been sent to the Mississippi crime lab for testing.
Deborah Moore, who said she was given rat poison by her husband, called FOX13 News to tell her side of the story.
Deborah Moore called FOX13 after we broadcasted the story and police report about what happened to her.
Deborah’s account has a different twist. She said the minute she put the 24-ounce can of iced tea to her mouth she knew something was wrong. She accuses her husband Melvin of taking a can of tea from the small refrigerator located near her bed. She also told FOX13 News the lights were off in the room.
Deborah Moore said she started to drink the beverage and suddenly her tongue went numb. She turned on the lights and noticed some green stuff around the lid of the can.
She said she immediately called 9-1-1 and told the dispatcher to send an ambulance and the police to her home right way.
Melvin Moore has book into the Marshall County Jail on a $750,000 dollar bond. The can of tea he allegedly gave his wife has been sent to the state crime lab for testing.