Advertisement

Attempted murder charge for Xanax coffee

DELAND, Fla., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a woman was charged with attempted murder after she allegedly began spiking her husband's coffee with Xanax.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Donald Goetz, 47, told deputies Wednesday he did not know why he had been feeling ill for the past week until his wife, Melissa Goetz, left him an accidental voicemail message featuring her telling another woman about putting Xanax in his coffee, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.

Advertisement

Melissa Goetz told deputies her husband was abusive and she put the Xanax in his coffee to calm him down and curb the physical abuse.

Deputies said Melissa Goetz, who had no signs of injuries, was arrested and charged with attempted felony murder and poisoning of food or water.

Tests performed on Donald Goetz at a hospital revealed trace amounts of Xanax in his system.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement