Woman found guilty in attempted carpet cleaner poisoning
BEATRICE, Neb. -- Amanda J. Nelson, formerly of Worthington, was sentenced last week in Gage County Court in Nebraska for second-degree assault, a Class III felony. Nelson was found guilty of attempting to poison her boyfriend's mother.
BEATRICE, Neb. - Amanda J. Nelson, formerly of Worthington, was sentenced last week in Gage County Court in Nebraska for second-degree assault, a Class III felony. Nelson was found guilty of attempting to poison her boyfriend’s mother.
According to court documents, in June 2015, law enforcement was dispatched to a residence in Beatrice for a domestic disturbance. The victim told the officer she’d had taken a sip of tea she’d had in the refrigerator and noticed it had a strange taste. Likewise, the liquid caused the victim’s tongue to go numb. After smelling the drink, the victim said she detected the smell of carpet cleaner.
Nelson admitted to putting carpet cleaner in the woman’s tea during the night. Nelson said her intent was for the poisoned drink to kill the woman. Instead, the victim stated she regurgitated the laced beverage. Poison control told officials that the drink was not fatal, but would likely cause illness for the woman.
Additional documents filed last Wednesday stated Nelson was found guilty of the assault and was sentenced to one year in the Gage County Jail for the crime. She was given credit for 60 days of time already served. In Nebraska, a second-degree assault charge is punishable with one to 20 years incarceration and/or a fine of up to $25,000.