Crime

Florida Woman Poisoned Boyfriend's Lemonade Because "He Wouldn't Shut Up"

Florida Woman Poisoned Boyfriend's Lemonade Because 'he Wouldn't Shut Up'
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A Florida woman was so fed up with her longtime boyfriend that she allegedly poisoned his drink with antipsychotic medication, Seroquel, to get him to stop talking, sheriff's officials said.

54-year-old Alvis Lorraine Parrish confessed to her crime by calling the police herself from her front porch, Action News Jax reports. She was charged with poisoning food or water with the intent to kill or injure.

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She Confessed To The Crime Herself

With no problem admitting what she had done, Parrish called the attention of the police to the crime. She told authorities that she gave him just enough to shut him up without killing him, Parrish told officers: "Yeah, I did it… because he wouldn't shut the f*** up."

As She Was Arrested, Parrish Threatened To Kill The Man

Even though Parrish didn't poison her boyfriend with sufficient Seroquel to kill him, she did threaten to get rid of him as she was being taken away. "Do whatever you want. If you don't take me, I will kill him," she told officers.

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Though He Was Out Of It, The Man Was Okay

The effect of the medication had left the unnamed victim "extremely lethargic." He reportedly told authorities he was unsure why he was so tired. "I'm not sure why she would give me that," he told officers. "I don't take Seroquel."

Seroquel can reportedly make people sleepy, and many doctors use it as a sleeping pill for that reason. It is also used to treat schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder.

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The victim told officials that the lemonade tasted funny. Authorities stated that they found a bottle of lemonade with a powdery substance at the bottom inside the home.

Afterward, the victim was transported to a nearby hospital. Parrish was arrested without incident.