Man jailed after secret wife's secret camera showed him poisoning her coffee
One Michigan man reportedly poisoned his wife with antihistamine, and now faces jail time.
In 2018, when Therese Kozlowski became suspicious of her husband, Brian Kozlowski, she installed cameras in their kitchen in Macomb Township, Detroit. The couple had a pending divorce at the time.
During this time, Therese noticed that after drinking her morning coffee, she would experience blurred vision, as well as feeling tired and sick. After checking the camera's footage, she saw her husband placing eight sleeping pills in her coffee. Now, she is saying that the poisoning was attempted murder.
Therese and Brian are currently divorced.
The couple was married for 22 years and share an adult daughter, who also accidentally drank the poisoned coffee. Therese has stated that Brian's actions not only endangered their family, but others too, as she almost fell asleep while driving once.
Regretful for his actions, Brian apologised in court. Defence lawyer Brian Legghio said the husband has shown remorse, and was going through an "ugly divorce" at the time.
Brian has now been sentenced to 60 days of jail, which he plans to serve on the weekends. Therese said in court:
“Brian’s continuous, methodical, and calculated plot to poison me included a complete disregard for human life, including his own daughter, along with hundreds of other drivers who he put at risk every day for weeks. I believe this was attempted murder. Once Brian realized he lost me and there was no getting me to stay in this unhealthy marriage, his goal was to eliminate me.”
However, Prosecutor Eric Smith doesn't think that the sentence is sufficient. He asserted:
‘The Court seemed more focused on ensuring the defendant’s freedom and ability to continue to work than the victim and her safety. It is troubling to think that someone who commits such a reckless crime, putting his wife and so many other people at risk, is able to walk away with such a light sentence."