Man gets prison after pouring paint remover into wife's cereal

AZUSA - An Azusa man accused of trying to poison his wife with paint remover was sentenced to eight years in prison this week.Fernando Porras, 43, pleaded no contest to one count of poisoning. Judge Jack Hunt immediately imposed the prison sentence. Porras poured Goof Off, a paint remover, into his wife's cereal on Jan. 12, prosecutors said. The victim, who ingested a spoonful of the substance, immediately suspected that her husband was trying to harm her because the couple was having marital problems, according to preliminary hearing testimony. Porras alleged that he accidentally spilled the paint remover into his wife's cereal. The victim did not sustain permanent injuries.

********** Published: April 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 51