Woman's chilling response after allegedly poisoning husband's Mountain Dew because he was 'unappreciative of birthday party she threw him'

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By Kim Novak

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A woman's chilling response after being accused of trying to poison her husband has been revealed in an affidavit.

Michelle Peters, 47, of Lebanon, Missouri, is facing criminal charges after allegedly spiking her husband's drinks with weed killer.

Peters allegedly poured Roundup weed killer into bottles of her husband's Mountain Dew after getting "mad" at him for not being "appreciative" of the 50th birthday party she threw him, according to court documents.

Her husband, who was not named in the documents, became suspicious after he noticed the two-litre bottles of Mountain Dew he kept in a refrigerator in the garage at their home “had an odd taste” and that he got sick afterward, according to the probable cause affidavit.

GettyImages-1239315028.jpgHer husband began to notice his Mountain Dew tasted strange. Credit: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Peters is charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action after allegedly “secretly” putting the chemical into her husband's Mountain Dew on several occasions in May and June, the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, via People.

The husband met with a detective on Sunday, June 24, and said he believed he was being poisoned by his wife, the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office Probable Cause Statement of Facts obtained by the outlet stated.

He began to notice the soda started having an "odd taste" from May 1, but initially continued to drink it.

However, after a couple of weeks of having the Mountain Dew, he began to feel sick, have a sore throat, began coughing up mucus and was vomiting, he told police.

On June 12, he told officers he reviewed security footage from the garage, which allegedly showed his wife taking a two-litre bottle of Diet Mountain Dew out of the refrigerator, grabbing the Roundup, and then putting the bottle of soda back in the fridge, according to the affidavit.


He claims he then became "afraid for his life," with the documents stating that after he told his wife about his symptoms, she told him he probably had Covid and to stay away from the grandchildren.

On June 23, the husband notified the sheriff's office after he claims he saw Peters on surveillance camera in the downstairs area, with a bottle of Mountain Dew near a bottle of insecticide on a shelf, according to the affidavit.

When she was questioned by police, Peters allegedly told them that she had mixed the soda and Roundup in a cup to use as weed killer, claiming she'd seen it done on Pinterest.

However, the affidavit says detectives then told her they'd seen several videos of her in the garage, and she did not have a cup with her.

According to the documents, the detective also stated that authorities had removed multiple bottles of Mountain Dew from the refrigerator, which contained Roundup.

GettyImages-1262815724.jpgShe is accused of having put Roundup in the bottles of soda. Credit: Geography Photos/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Her chilling words to investigators were also revealed in the documents, with the affidavit claiming: "Michelle said that she should have just divorced him."

When asked to explain, she allegedly told the detective that her husband is "selfish and they have relationship issues."

Peters allegedly denied having previously put Roundup in the soda, but the affidavit alleges that she admitted to putting insecticide from the basement in a two-litre Mountain Dew bottle which she then put in the fridge on the night of June 23.

The affidavit stated: "Michelle said she was mad at (her husband) because she had thrown him a 50th birthday party and he was not appreciative."

GettyImages-1255711898.jpgPeters is being held without bond. Credit: Arman Zhenikeyev/Getty Images

She said she believed the chemical in the basement was Roundup when she added it to the bottle of soda, and had done it to be "mean" to her husband, the document alleged.

Peters has pleaded not guilty and is currently being held at the Laclede County Dention Center without bond.

Featured image credit: Arman Zhenikeyev/Getty Images

Woman's chilling response after allegedly poisoning husband's Mountain Dew because he was 'unappreciative of birthday party she threw him'

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By Kim Novak

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A woman's chilling response after being accused of trying to poison her husband has been revealed in an affidavit.

Michelle Peters, 47, of Lebanon, Missouri, is facing criminal charges after allegedly spiking her husband's drinks with weed killer.

Peters allegedly poured Roundup weed killer into bottles of her husband's Mountain Dew after getting "mad" at him for not being "appreciative" of the 50th birthday party she threw him, according to court documents.

Her husband, who was not named in the documents, became suspicious after he noticed the two-litre bottles of Mountain Dew he kept in a refrigerator in the garage at their home “had an odd taste” and that he got sick afterward, according to the probable cause affidavit.

GettyImages-1239315028.jpgHer husband began to notice his Mountain Dew tasted strange. Credit: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Peters is charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action after allegedly “secretly” putting the chemical into her husband's Mountain Dew on several occasions in May and June, the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, via People.

The husband met with a detective on Sunday, June 24, and said he believed he was being poisoned by his wife, the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office Probable Cause Statement of Facts obtained by the outlet stated.

He began to notice the soda started having an "odd taste" from May 1, but initially continued to drink it.

However, after a couple of weeks of having the Mountain Dew, he began to feel sick, have a sore throat, began coughing up mucus and was vomiting, he told police.

On June 12, he told officers he reviewed security footage from the garage, which allegedly showed his wife taking a two-litre bottle of Diet Mountain Dew out of the refrigerator, grabbing the Roundup, and then putting the bottle of soda back in the fridge, according to the affidavit.


He claims he then became "afraid for his life," with the documents stating that after he told his wife about his symptoms, she told him he probably had Covid and to stay away from the grandchildren.

On June 23, the husband notified the sheriff's office after he claims he saw Peters on surveillance camera in the downstairs area, with a bottle of Mountain Dew near a bottle of insecticide on a shelf, according to the affidavit.

When she was questioned by police, Peters allegedly told them that she had mixed the soda and Roundup in a cup to use as weed killer, claiming she'd seen it done on Pinterest.

However, the affidavit says detectives then told her they'd seen several videos of her in the garage, and she did not have a cup with her.

According to the documents, the detective also stated that authorities had removed multiple bottles of Mountain Dew from the refrigerator, which contained Roundup.

GettyImages-1262815724.jpgShe is accused of having put Roundup in the bottles of soda. Credit: Geography Photos/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Her chilling words to investigators were also revealed in the documents, with the affidavit claiming: "Michelle said that she should have just divorced him."

When asked to explain, she allegedly told the detective that her husband is "selfish and they have relationship issues."

Peters allegedly denied having previously put Roundup in the soda, but the affidavit alleges that she admitted to putting insecticide from the basement in a two-litre Mountain Dew bottle which she then put in the fridge on the night of June 23.

The affidavit stated: "Michelle said she was mad at (her husband) because she had thrown him a 50th birthday party and he was not appreciative."

GettyImages-1255711898.jpgPeters is being held without bond. Credit: Arman Zhenikeyev/Getty Images

She said she believed the chemical in the basement was Roundup when she added it to the bottle of soda, and had done it to be "mean" to her husband, the document alleged.

Peters has pleaded not guilty and is currently being held at the Laclede County Dention Center without bond.

Featured image credit: Arman Zhenikeyev/Getty Images