Polk County deputies arrest 37-year-old Beth Richards
BARTOW, Fla. -
A Central Florida mail carrier was arrested on attempted murder charges after she tried to poison her husband’s tuna fish sandwich, according to deputies.
Beth Dickison Richards, 37, of Lake Wales, was arrested Friday on charges of attempted first-degree murder, poisoning food with the intent to kill, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Richards’ home Thursday night in connection with a poisoning case. Deputies said they met with Richards’ husband, Gregory Lawrence Richards, and her step-sister, Jessica Jarvis.
Jarvis said Beth Richards told her earlier in the day that she tried to poison and kill Gregory Richards by crushing up multiple Trazodone pills and placing them in a tuna fish sandwich.