70-Year-Old New York City Woman Filmed Allegedly Poisoning Husband's Coffee


A New York City woman was arrested for allegedly trying to poison her husband's coffee. Prosecutors said they have video evidence that purportedly shows Suncha Tinerva, 70, pouring a "white powdery substance" from a "bottle with a red cap and yellow label" into the coffee pot on the morning of January 12.

Her husband became sick after drinking the spiked coffee but did not die. A couple of days later, authorities searched the couple's home and found the bottle under the sink. They said the bottle contained 100% boric acid, which is used to kill roaches.

According to the New York Post, Tinerva's husband suspected that something was wrong with his food back in September. He told police he started feeling sick after meals and installed the camera near his medication.

Tinerva was taken into custody and arranged on charges of attempted assault in the second degree, reckless endangerment in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. She reportedly admitted to investigators that she poisoned his food when she was angry and did it to "teach him a lesson."

"Domestic violence is not limited to mental and physical abuse. The defendant in this case allegedly used deception to sicken her spouse," Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement.

If convicted, she faces up to four years in prison.

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