CA Man Suspected Of Poisoning Wife's Rice Krispies

By Salon Staff
January 15, 2012 8:45AM (UTC)
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AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of putting poison in his wife's cereal.

Los Angeles County jail records show 43-year-old Fernando Porras of Azusa was being held on $1 million bail Saturday on suspicion of the attempted murder of his 51-year-old wife, Fernanda.

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Azusa police Cpl. Randy Schmidt says the woman noticed a horrible taste and smell Thursday in her Rice Krispies.

Schmidt tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune ( ) the woman was taken to a hospital, where police grew suspicious of her husband when he said he was going to smoke a cigarette, then disappeared. He was arrested about two miles away.

Police allege Porras put a poisonous chemical in the cereal, but they didn't say what it was. Police Sgt. Dewayne Eldridge says the woman wasn't believed to be seriously harmed by the substance.

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Porras is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.


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