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A well known and apparently well likes doctor is accused of poisoning his wife over a span of months.
Police in Tennessee say doctor how hill.
Put -- on in his wife's coffee possibly every morning.
-- -- is a toxic chemical used in rat poison.
Lisa hill told investigators she caught him in the act after -- -- over a long period of time.
Work been -- 26 years -- catch you know call you know some kind.
-- high profile things edition -- the situation where you know it's a serious charge.
-- -- Is a criminal defense attorney and Fox News contributor and -- -- Mac avoid a former prosecutor thank you both so much for joining us we should stress that doctor hill has not been charged and he strongly denies the accusations through his lawyer.
And -- you don't think the doctor was actually trying to kill his wife.
Well I wouldn't say that it's just that there and did this chemical is known as like a sudden death type chemical.
And so when you administrate or if you're intending to kill somebody it's kind of like a one shot type of thing.
It's not like you administer over the course of the period of say five months she says that he's been trying to kill her or poison her for over five months.
This isn't the type of chemical that would be used first for such an act.
-- -- -- You know there -- different types of Bob area police do say that the level that they tested in this coffee had high levels of Marion high enough to cause symptoms.
So you don't get caught your doctor when you go for a gradual poisoning make it look like a mystery illness and how to murder.
Absolutely because this lady I'm sure the idea would be that.
The -- -- not become suspicious you just think she had flu like symptoms and maybe it was something much more simple and in fact.
This would be doing damage to her body over a period of time.
So this is actually is very Smart -- if indeed this is what he was trying to do if he was doing this.
To do that so that the authorities would not get involved and at some point perhaps she would get very ill -- she would pass.
And nobody would realize that was -- him.
Yeah camera -- -- is that she saw him put something in the coffee but she can't prove that a police are investigating they've searched the house and the vehicle.
But -- a tough case to prove isn't it if charges were filed.
Well I think that's why nothing's been charged yet because the police are investigating and -- they've taken some evidence from the home they're definitely going to look at.
Whether he had access to such a chemical because it's not readily available at a pharmacy.
So it but but the the interesting thing is he's.
-- and an infectious diseases.
I specialist and this type of chemical was used to treat tuberculosis back in the past so.
Maybe he knew about it and -- he I had access it to -- medical training or through a medical training -- I mean we know Barry -- was in the coffee and the question is how did it get there.
It took five months to test that coffee at least it gave police and during that time she stopped drinking it and she says she got better.
Before that she had symptoms that experts say are consistent with -- and poisoning stomach problems she was lethargic.
A strong circumstantial case well I think they have a.
Very strong circumstantial case and I think they'll they'll also look at for instance.
He had the knowledge as a doctor.
To understand the effects of -- what -- he probably has the ability to acquire barrier and either through his practice a war perhaps elsewhere because of his he had his being a doctor.
He also had perhaps motive.
If they -- their two children and -- there likely will be a divorce custody proceeding.
If the wife -- just out of the picture he would get all of the assets and he would get the kids in them you know battle over any of that.
So he also has motivation and he had access because -- access to her.
And he had access to the coffee so it in some sense it will be a he said she said as to whether -- was in fact putting it in the coffee.
On the other hand wells would have had access to it and the only other possibility from what it would seem like is the wife and it would be very unlikely she would do this to -- -- Yet camera she herself is a pharmacist.
You know there are some people speculating that maybe she is trying to bring him.
Somehow but what effect if she was sick for all those months -- -- -- yourself.
Well that's like I said earlier in the if if he wanted to kill her and this would be my defense argument if he wanted to kill her.
He would he would know what to do and it would be 123 sudden -- type thing with with the with this type of chemical.
So it's interesting that there's such a small amount and she is a pharmacist so maybe she was setting herself up and she didn't wanna kill -- -- she's looking for attention.
Another thing that Anne -- points -- is the motive.
I bet there's you know an affair going on on one side up there the relationship so.
That'll be another interesting thing if somebody was looking to leave the other then there may be a motive.
Now we have a lot more to find out about the relationship between these two what they did have two kids though as we said so.
Very sad case all around the camera holder and Rory McIlroy thank you both so much for joining us anything you.
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