Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wife Avoids Jail for Putting Glass in Husband's Lunch

A vengeful wife who tried to harm her cheating husband by sprinkling crushed glass on his lunches has avoided a jail term.

Hobart Centrelink manager Lynette Quessy, 50, who is back living with her husband, was sentenced today in the state's Supreme Court to a suspended nine-month jail term by Justice Shan Tennent.

Quessy pleaded guilty just before going to trial last month to one count of administering a poison and four counts of attempting to administer a poison.

The court was told she had used a meat tenderiser to ground up glass from a fluorescent tube in her kitchen and it was kept on the top shelf of a pantry until needed.

Then, blended with butter, the glass was served five times in sandwiches and a biscuit treat over two months to November 2007.

Her husband's affair after 20 years of marriage was discovered three years earlier, in 2004.

However, they remained living together in separate rooms of their Hobart home for the sake of their children.

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