Guy Admits to Poisoning His Wife with Cyanide and is Expected to go Free Pretty Soon. Wait…What?
So apparently this guy, a former coroner in a Cleveland suburb, poisoned his wife by switching cyanide into the salt shaker back in 1991. He was tried and convicted twice, but both verdicts were overturned due to some wacky alleged prosecutorial misconduct. So he has spent the past 16 years in prison until last year when he admitted to poisoning his wife and was sentenced to 6-30 years (How does that happen? What about life in prison at hard labor?). Now – he wants parole! And there are some questions about whether or not he killed his first wife! How does this guy ever see the light of day?!
Robert Girts and the wife that he admitted he poisoned.
Written by Poison Boy
Gerry O'Malley (a.k.a Poison Boy) is a board certified ER doctor and toxicologist with a interest in the unusual, terrifying and occasionally hilarious world of poisonings and toxicology. This site is an exploration of poisons of historical interest as well as in current events and pop culture.
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