Woman accused of poisoning husband's soup was encouraged to 'get rid of him' of him by scammer posing as soap star

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By James Kay

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A woman stands accused of poisoning her husband's soup, with text messages suggesting that she was scammed into doing it by someone posing as a soap star.

The bizarre incident came to light when Roxanne Doucette, who stands accused of the murder, was turned in by her own daughter.

Nicole Heath stumbled upon alarming messages in which the imposter allegedly convinced her mother to send a substantial sum of $8,000.

Per WCVB, Heath reported her mother to the authorities after discovering the disturbing messages.

As investigators delved into the case, they uncovered a chilling exchange between Roxanne and the supposed soap star.

According to police documents obtained by WCVB, the scammer, posing as Thorsten Kaye, urged Roxanne to eliminate her 73-year-old husband, Paul Doucette, so they could be together.

Thorsten is famous for his work as Zach Slater on All My Children in which he featured in 730 episodes and a further 345 episodes on Port Charles as Dr. Ian Thornhart.

In a message on December 1, the imposter is said to have written: "You have to get rid of your husband, honey. I need you so much." Shockingly, Roxanne responded, outlining her plan to serve her husband a special soup, referring to it as a "special potion." Subsequent messages hinted at financial motives, with Roxanne mentioning life insurance.

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The scammer was posing as the German-British actor Thorsten Kaye. Credit: Francois G. Durand/Getty

The plot took a dangerous turn when Paul Doucette fell ill after consuming the tainted soup, spending days in the hospital.

This is when Nicole went looking for evidence of a financial scam before she discovered the shocking sinister messages.

When questioned about the allegations, Roxanne maintained her innocence, emphasizing her culinary skills. "What they say is wrong. Because I’m a wonderful cook," she told the local station. "And I did not try to poison my husband."

As the investigation unfolded, Roxanne faced additional charges of intimidation of a witness, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.

Reports indicate that during her arrest, she allegedly kicked a police officer in the crotch. She was later charged with violating a protective order after sending a letter to her husband, per the New York Post.

Roxanne is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, where more details about this bizarre and chilling case are expected to emerge.

Meanwhile, the toxicology report on Paul, conducted by the hospital, showed no traces of opioids, cocaine, or alcohol. However, investigators noted that these were the only substances tested for in the report.

Police Chief James Sartell has urged for calm on the matter, stating: "I just tell everybody to just kind of take a step back, take a deep breath. Think things through before you spread things, or before you think you know what's going on. Sometimes it's a little more complex than it seems."

Roxanne has been instructed to stay away from Paul while the investigation is ongoing.

Featured image credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty

Woman accused of poisoning husband's soup was encouraged to 'get rid of him' of him by scammer posing as soap star

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By James Kay

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A woman stands accused of poisoning her husband's soup, with text messages suggesting that she was scammed into doing it by someone posing as a soap star.

The bizarre incident came to light when Roxanne Doucette, who stands accused of the murder, was turned in by her own daughter.

Nicole Heath stumbled upon alarming messages in which the imposter allegedly convinced her mother to send a substantial sum of $8,000.

Per WCVB, Heath reported her mother to the authorities after discovering the disturbing messages.

As investigators delved into the case, they uncovered a chilling exchange between Roxanne and the supposed soap star.

According to police documents obtained by WCVB, the scammer, posing as Thorsten Kaye, urged Roxanne to eliminate her 73-year-old husband, Paul Doucette, so they could be together.

Thorsten is famous for his work as Zach Slater on All My Children in which he featured in 730 episodes and a further 345 episodes on Port Charles as Dr. Ian Thornhart.

In a message on December 1, the imposter is said to have written: "You have to get rid of your husband, honey. I need you so much." Shockingly, Roxanne responded, outlining her plan to serve her husband a special soup, referring to it as a "special potion." Subsequent messages hinted at financial motives, with Roxanne mentioning life insurance.

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The scammer was posing as the German-British actor Thorsten Kaye. Credit: Francois G. Durand/Getty

The plot took a dangerous turn when Paul Doucette fell ill after consuming the tainted soup, spending days in the hospital.

This is when Nicole went looking for evidence of a financial scam before she discovered the shocking sinister messages.

When questioned about the allegations, Roxanne maintained her innocence, emphasizing her culinary skills. "What they say is wrong. Because I’m a wonderful cook," she told the local station. "And I did not try to poison my husband."

As the investigation unfolded, Roxanne faced additional charges of intimidation of a witness, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.

Reports indicate that during her arrest, she allegedly kicked a police officer in the crotch. She was later charged with violating a protective order after sending a letter to her husband, per the New York Post.

Roxanne is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, where more details about this bizarre and chilling case are expected to emerge.

Meanwhile, the toxicology report on Paul, conducted by the hospital, showed no traces of opioids, cocaine, or alcohol. However, investigators noted that these were the only substances tested for in the report.

Police Chief James Sartell has urged for calm on the matter, stating: "I just tell everybody to just kind of take a step back, take a deep breath. Think things through before you spread things, or before you think you know what's going on. Sometimes it's a little more complex than it seems."

Roxanne has been instructed to stay away from Paul while the investigation is ongoing.

Featured image credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty