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Cave Creek woman convicted of trying to poison her husband

Posted at 3:31 PM, Aug 13, 2019

CAVE CREEK, AZ — A Cave Creek woman accused of trying to poison her husband with antifreeze has been convicted of attempted first-degree murder.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say a jury found Connie Eskelson guilty in the case Tuesday.

The 67-year-old Eskelson is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 16. She told authorities she found her husband unconscious at their home in August 2017.

The man was transported to the hospital and tests revealed a potential lethal dose of ethylene glycol -- an active ingredient in antifreeze -- in his system.

County sheriff's detectives say they tracked down several purchases made by Eskelson for lab grade ethylene glycol. They believed Eskelson tainted her husband's drinks daily until he became ill.

Eskelson was arrested in March 2018 and her spouse made a full recovery.