Woman poisoned her veterinarian husband with animal euthanasia drugs in his coffee, Wisconsin officials say


Madison, Wis. A Wisconsin woman accused of poisoning her veterinarian husband. An animal euthanasia drug has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

I am the only one guilty of loving you too much

Amanda Chapin, 50, of Monroe, was charged Dec. 28 in Lafayette County. Authorities say she poisoned her 70-year-old husband. Gary Chapin, with barbiturates in his coffee three times in July. And August, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

According to a criminal complaint, the couple married in March. After the wedding, Amanda Chapin forged the signature of one of her husband’s children on a power-of-attorney document. Then demanded that her husband amend the deed to her house so that she would inherit the house when he died. The complaint states that she poisoned her husband for the first time less. Than three weeks after the claim deed on the house was approved.

The third time she drank the allegedly poisoned coffee, in early August. She fell into a coma that lasted four days, the complaint said. Bloodwork showed that the barbiturates in his system came from the drugs he used to euthanize the animals.

The note included in the complaint said

Gary Chapin’s son later filed a restraining order against Amanda Chapin on behalf of his father. And Gary Chapin filed for divorce, according to online court records.

According to the criminal complaint, Amanda Chapin violated a restraining order in September. When she emailed her husband a suicide note writing. That she had decided to kill herself because her children would “destroy” her. He has denied poisoning her.

The note included in the complaint said, “I am the only one guilty of loving you too much”.

He survived the suicide attempt after paramedics took him to a local hospital. Gary Chapin filed for divorce the next day.

Online court records state attorney Adam Witt is representing Amanda Chapin in the murder case. The Wisconsin Bar Association website indicates that Witt works as a public defender in Greene County. He immediately responded to an email seeking comment.

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