Brian Kozlowski poisoned his wife repeatedly by pouring massive amounts of diphenhydramine into her coffee when he she wasn't looking. But the woman installed a hidden camera in the kitchen and recorded him in the act. With the tape as evidence, Kozlowski was found guilty and the judge sentenced him to spend weekends in jail for the next several months. When the prosecuting attorney complained about the sentence being a slap in the face to the victim, the judge told her "Counsel, I do not let anybody speak after I've issued a judgment."
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"Brian was trying to kill me to keep his comfortable life from slipping away," Therese told WDIV. "I felt a horrible coldness in the air, but in this nightmare the predator was Brian. I fell to my knees and cried. I could barely move."
Therese moved out and notified her divorce attorney about the grim discovery as soon as she saw the video of Brian mixing the pills with her coffee. Authorities were able to seize the last coffee he made for her and found that it contained 127 millilitres of diphenhydramine, about eight pills-worth. The woman said that she got suspicious after experiencing weird symptoms after drinking her husband's coffee, symptoms like tiredness, nausea and blurred vision.
Faced with irrefutable proof of his crime, Brian Kozlowski pleaded no contest to charges of poisoning a drink, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years, instead settling for excuses, as the fact that he was going though a rough time when he committed the act. Prosecutor Eric Smith sought the minimum sentence of 19 months in jail, which Kozlowski would have probably been satisfied with, but he got an unexpected gift from the judge.
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