Seventy-year-old Suncha Tinverva of Queens, NY was captured on surveillance video adding a “white powdery substance” to her husband’s coffee.
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz’s office says Tinerva grabbed the container - described as a bottle with a red cap and a yellow label - from a cabinet below the sink …”and allegedly spiked her husband’s coffee on two or three occasions.”
When authorities seized the bottle, they discovered it contained 100% boric acid which is used to kill ants and roaches.
The woman’s husband became sick but didn't die after multiple poisoning attempts.
Tinerva was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on charges of attempted assault in the second degree, reckless endangerment in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. She’s been ordered back to court on March 10th.
If convicted, Tinerva could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.