I’m married to a chemist. She’s married to a gun nut who’s almost always armed. We both sleep with guns within easy reach of the bed. According to the “Gun Death” freaks, we should be both scared!
A New Jersey chemist accused of fatally poisoning her estranged husband with a toxic metal she got at work has been convicted of murder….Prosecutors say she killed Xiaoye (zow-yay) Wang while they were divorcing by giving him thallium, used in rat poisons. They say she slipped the chemical in her 39-year-old husband’s food in the weeks before he died in January 2011 because she didn’t want the divorce.
So who’s to be more afraid, the woman married to the man who always has a .45 in reach, or the man married to the woman with access to toxic chemicals? Or maybe neither of us, because we love each other deeply and know we have no reason to harm each other.
After 11+ years of Marriage, all I have to say is this:
Be Afraid. Be VERY Afraid! : )
Who needs to get the toxic chemicals from work? Most households – and ANY big-box or home improvement store – have chemicals that, when used singly or in combination, can prove lethal.
And last I checked, they don’t run background checks for a can of paint thinner at Walmart or Home Depot.
Thank you so very much for getting “the names of the chemical elements set to a possibly recognizable tune” in a Haa-vaad accent stuck in my head.