A Utah woman has been charged with poisoning her husband using eye-drops over a period of ‘several months.’
Chandra Vayu Stevens Read, 33, was charged with surreptitious administration of a substance, which is a class A misdemeanor, earlier this month in Davis County.
Charging documents obtained by DailyMail.com state that between June 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017 that Read ‘did surreptitiously or by means of fraud, deception, or misrepresentation, cause another person to unknowingly consume or receive the administration of any deleterious substance or an alcoholic beverage.’
Read’s husband, Dallen Tubbs, stayed home from work on August 1 as he was sick and had ‘been ill for several months,’ documents state.
Chandra Vayu Stevens Read, 33, has been charged with poisoning her husband using eye-drops over a period of ‘several months.’ She is pictured above in an arrest photo in 2006
He described his symptoms as headaches, nausea, blurred vision, diarrhea, and a 40-pound weight loss.
Tubbs decided to search his home for a cause to his strange illness that had seemed to plague him for sometime.
He eventually found a black cloth bag which contained many empty eye-drop bottles with their tops removed.
Tubbs then decided to research the active ingredient of the eye-drops and found on the internet that if Tetrahydrozoline is ingested it causes symptoms that mirrored exactly what he was experiencing.
Read’s (above) husband, Dallen Tubbs, confronted her about being poisoned and she reportedly told her husband, ‘It wasn’t just for you. It was for someone else too.’ She is set to appear in court on October 30
He then confronted his wife while his brother was present.
Read reportedly told her husband, ‘It wasn’t just for you. It was for someone else too.’
He reported what he suspected to the police who investigated and executed a search warrant on their home.
Authorities found 11 empty boxes of Kroger brand eye drops, 10 empty bottles of the eye drops and six unopened boxes of the eye drops.
Tubbs also told authorities that he was worried his two children had also been poisoned.
‘He stated that the children had a dramatic change in behavior over a short period of time. He claims that the children have become more irritable and less consolable than they normally have been in the past,’ the warrant states.
A motive for as to why Read would allegedly poison her husband’s drinks with eye-drops has not been revealed.
She will appear in court on October 30.