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Woman admits to poisoning weightlifter husband with antifreeze

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

DOVER, Delaware (AP) :

A woman has admitted to killing her weightlifter husband by lacing his steroid injections with antifreeze.

Forty-seven-year-old Jamie Baker faces 15 years to life in prison for poisoning her 42-year-old husband, James Baker, a competitive weightlifter who died in September 2013.

Authorities said that an autopsy found ethylene glycol in his system.

The chemical is found in antifreeze.

Jamie Baker reportedly told officers that she filled a hypodermic syringe with antifreeze and injected it into her husband's bottles of liquid steroids, but she did not give them a motive.

She had been charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty to second-degree murder yesterday in Kent County Superior Court in Delaware. Her sentencing is set for March 30.