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Wife accused of poisoning husband's soup after being convinced by scammer pretending to be soap star

Wife accused of poisoning husband's soup after being convinced by scammer pretending to be soap star

The woman has denied the allegation and says she 'just wants him home'.

A woman has been accused of poisoning her husband's soup after an online scammer 'convinced her to do so'.

Roxanne Doucette from Massachusetts, US, has been charged with attempted murder, but she says it's one big misunderstanding.

Tearfully denying the allegation, Doucette claimed that she would 'never try to kill anyone'.

She told WBZ-TV: "I didn't poison him.

"I've never ever tried to poison him in any way whatsoever.

"I love him very, very much and I would never try to kill anyone."

Doucette has been accused of poisoning her husband.
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While Doucette claims that the soup was 'simply old', husband Paul was rushed to Nashoba Valley Medical Center in December.

While there, it is reported that Doucette met her daughter, who decided to examine her mum's phone and became suspicious over some of the messages she saw from a person believed to be a scammer.

She reportedly poisoned him at their home with a bowl of soup.
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According to court documents, there were messages from the scammer who was posing as a soap star.

One message from the unknown person read: "You have to get rid of your husband honey - I need you so much."

But according to court docs, Doucette wrote back: "Making an amazing soup. Special potion. He will be hungry when he gets back. Just enough for him.

"Hubby got back not feeling well. Maybe I could collect life insurance."

He responded: "Honey when will that be?" To which Doucette said: "Don't know."

Added to this, when police tried to seize Doucette's phone, she allegedly fought and 'kicked' them.

As a result, she has been charged with resisting arrest and for assaulting an officer.

Doucette denies the allegations.
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While Paul is in hospital recovering, an initial but limited toxicology report has come back as negative.

Doucette has now been ordered by the court to stay away from her husband.

"I just want him to come home," Doucette said.

"I just love him so much."

Townsend Police Chief James Sartell has urged people not to jump to conclusions over the incident and to wait for the facts.

He said: "I just tell everybody to just kind of take a step back, take a deep breath.

"Think things through before you spread things, or before you think you know what's going on.

"Sometimes it's a little more complex than it seems."

Doucette has also been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and wear a GPS monitor.

She is only allowed to leave her home for medical appointments, as the investigation continues.

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Topics: Crime