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Man Accused Of Lacing Dead Wife's Kool-Aid With Drugs

Man Accused Of Lacing Dead Wife's Kool-Aid With Drugs

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED May 7, 2014

EMINENCE, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is charged with first-degree murder after investigators say he killed his wife by giving her Kool-Aid laced with prescription drugs.
 
Reports say 35-year-old Jason McClurg of Winona is accused of poisoning 32-year-old Stephanie McClurg on Sunday after unsuccessfully trying to do the same a day earlier.
 
A probable cause statement says McClurg told an unidentified person he had mixed Kool-Aid with a large number of pills on Saturday because he wanted to "get rid of" his wife, but it didn't work.
 
A second person told police McClurg claimed to have thrown a pill capsule by the couch to make it look like she had committed suicide.
 
He was being held without bond in Shannon County Jail and has not obtained an attorney.

 

Nancy Simpson

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With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting