Colo. man forgives wife accused of poisoning him |

Colo. man forgives wife accused of poisoning him

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – A Colorado man whose wife pleaded guilty to trying to poison him with a salad laden with a lethal plant says he forgives her.

The Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy told KMGH-TV Wednesday that he forgives his wife because “holding back hate doesn’t help anything.” His wife, 42-year-old Lisa Leigh Allen, plead guilty to putting a decorative garden plant called foxglove in his dinner salad in 2008. The plant can be fatal if eaten.

Allen was initially charged with attempted murder but under an agreement with prosecutors she plead guilty to an assault charge and faces up to six years in prison during her May sentencing.

The couple is from Highlands Ranch.


Information from: KMGH-TV,

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