Ashtabula wife pleads guilty in judge’s poisoning

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Ashtabula — A woman accused of trying to use antifreeze to poison her husband, a Northeastern Ohio judge, pleaded guilty June 18 to one count of felonious assault.

The woman, Carla Hague, was charged last year with using the chemical in September to try to poison her husband of 45 years, Ashtabula County Common Pleas Juvenile-Probate Judge Charles Hague.

Carla Hague, 71, pleaded guilty in Ashtabula County court to the assault charge after original charges of attempted murder and contaminating a substance for human consumption were reduced.

Hague said she thought if she put the chemical in her husband’s drink, which court officials said was wine, he would stop drinking it, the station said.

She was sentenced to two years in prison, with release eligibility after six months.

Charles Hague was hospitalized and has recovered.

— Associated Press

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