Woman accused of trying to poison her college teacher

The Aiken StandardSeptember 12, 2013 

— A North Augusta woman was detained after she was accused of giving her college teacher a snack cake injected with a poisonous substance, according to the Richmond County, Ga., sheriff’s office.

Diane Ambrose, 44, was charged with reckless conduct and placed in the Richmond County detention center.

The 37-year-old victim, who is 12 weeks pregnant, told officers she became ill with lower intestinal issues about two weeks ago after she ingested a snack cake which was given to her by Ambrose, according to the sheriff’s report.

The next day, she began to have complications with her pregnancy and went to see a doctor, who told her she had become “at high risk for a miscarriage,” police said.

Police said the victim did not think her illness was linked to the snack until Wednesday when a witness, who is also a student, told her Ambrose injected a “foreign substance” into the snack cake.

“The witness states that the suspect told her about injecting the snack cake through the wrapper with a substance that would cause her to be on the toilet all day and would not harm her child,” the report stated.

The witness told officers she didn’t inform the victim of this until Wednesday because she didn’t know the victim had become sick due to the snack cake.

Via McClatchy Tribune Information Services

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