Friday, January 6, 2023

Wisconsin woman charged with using euthanasia drugs in alleged attempted homicide of husband.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Amanda Chapin

A Wisconsin woman has been charged with attempted first-degree homicide for allegedly poisoning her husband three times with veterinary euthanasia drugs.

A January 5, 2023 Associated Press story explained that Amanda Chapin (50) was charged for allegedly attempting to poison her husband, Gary Chapin (70), a veterinarian. The story states:

According to a criminal complaint, the couple got married in March. Following the wedding, Amanda Chapin forged the signature of one of her husband’s children on a power-of-attorney document, then demanded her husband amend his house deed so she would get the home if he died. The complaint says she poisoned her husband for the first time less than three weeks after the quit claim deed on the house was authorized.

The third time he drank the allegedly poisoned coffee, in early August, he fell into a coma that lasted for four days, the complaint said. Blood work showed barbiturates in his system came from drugs he used to euthanize animals.

Gary Chapin’s son subsequently filed a restraining order against Amanda Chapin on his father’s behalf, and Gary Chapin has filed for divorce, according to online court records.
I also published an article on a case in Colorado where a man accidentally ingested lethal assisted suicide drugs. As much as this story concerns an alleged attempted homicide, the story proves how euthanasia drugs can be used for homicide.

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