‘Sugar’ Baby Wife Poisons Husband’s Coffee With Animal Euthanasia Drugs

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In Wisconsin, a new wife poisoned her elderly husband with animal euthanasia drugs that she stole from his veterinary practice just months after they got married.

Younger wife poisons husband

Last week, Amanda Alicia Chapin, 51, entered a no-contest plea to a charge of felony first-degree reckless endangerment of safety regarding her husband, Gary Chapin, 71, according to Wisconsin Circuit Court records.

Chapin allegedly added barbiturates she pocketed from her husband’s veterinary practice to his coffee three times from July and August 2022.

The couple had reportedly met online and their relationship was “fairly stormy from the beginning,” according to the criminal complaint.

The aging veterinarian’s family suspected he was only a “sugar daddy” for his two-decade younger love interest from the get go.

The couple was married in March 2022, but the marital bliss didn’t last long for Amanda, who seemed to be already plotting to off her older beau, when she forged one of her husband’s children’s signatures on a power of attorney document.

Chapin also pressured her husband to modify the deed to his house so she would inherit it upon his death.

“Sugar” baby wife poisons husband and tries to steal his house

Two weeks after the deed was changed, she began drugging his coffee, Fox 6 Milwaukee reported.

She almost succeed in killing her new husband, when the final dose of barbiturates put Gary into an unresponsive state. Amanda allegedly waited three hours to call 911 to report that her spouse was suffering from a medical emergency.

The poisoning put Gary into a four-day coma, with blood tests revealing that animal euthanasia medications were the cause of his mysterious illness.

Gary’s son didn’t even wait for the blood results to come in before he filed a restraining order against his new stepmother, who he immediately suspected was responsible for his father’s critical state.

He was clearly right to be leery, as just hours after her husband became comatose, Amanda allegedly accessed his personal email to forward herself conversations with his attorney and children.

After Gary recovered, Amanda violated the restraining order in September 2022 to send him a suicide note, where she denied trying to kill him, and claimed his kids were trying “destroy” her.

In a note cited in the criminal complaint, Amanda wrote, “The only thing I am guilty of is loving you SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH.”

A Lafayette County Circuit Court judge, Barbara W. McCoy, has ordered a presentencing investigation and slated Chapin’s sentencing for July 15.

She could face up to 12.5 years in state prison, after pleading down from first-degree attempted homicide to felony first-degree reckless endangerment last week.

Plastic surgeon arrested for wife’s death on his table

Meanwhile in Florida, a plastic surgeon was arrested for allegedly causing his wife’s death last year by delaying a 911 call after she went into cardiac arrest while she was on his operating table.

Benjamin Jacob Brown, 40, was charged with second-degree felony homicide due to alleged culpable negligence leading to the death of Hillary Ellington Brown, 33, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office announced.

Deputies were called out to a medical emergency at Restore Plastic Surgery in Gulf Breeze on Nov. 21, 2023.

First responders found Hillary Brown in cardiac arrest. She was transported to a hospital, placed on life support, and pronounced dead a week later.

Following a thorough investigation with the District One Medical Examiner’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office, authorities issued an arrest warrant for Benjamin Brown. He turned himself in last week.

In May 2024, the Florida Department of Health issued an emergency restriction on Dr. Brown’s medical license and the report provided more details about his wife’s death.

Hillary was scheduled for “miniature muscle plication/abdominal scar revision, bilateral arm liposuction, lip injections, and ear adjustment procedures” as her husband’s patient on the day her life effectively ended.

Despite having no medical training, Hillary’s plastic surgeon husband allowed her to mix her own IV bags and suture her own skin, after she had ingested “multi-colored pills, which included Valium.”

The report states Hillary experienced blurred vision and informed Benjamin that she was seeing “orange.”

These were early signs of lidocaine toxicity, yet her doctor husband continued injecting lidocaine/Xylocaine into her face, then moved on to perform liposuction.

Hillary rapidly went down hill, became unresponsive, and started having a seizure. Dr. Brown allegedly refused to call 911 despite repeated prompts from a medical assistant, who was reportedly a new staffer who afraid to go against his orders.

Instead, Dr. Brown yelled at his employees, demanding to know what medication his wife had taken prior to the procedures. Twenty minutes later he finally relented and allowed staff to call for emergency responders.

According to the medical board, Benjamin’s treatment of Hillary was “careless and haphazard,” and went directly against the “minimum prevailing professional standard of care.”

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