(DailyVantage.com) – Last Wednesday, ABC7 in California obtained the footage from multiple hidden cameras an Arizona man set up in his home to catch his wife attempting to poison him.
In August, a grand jury indicted Tucson resident Melody Felicano Johnson on charges of first-degree attempted murder, poisoning, and attempted aggravated assault after she spent months poisoning her husband Roby’s coffee by adding bleach to the coffee maker.
According to court documents, Roby Johnson first started to notice in March that his coffee had a foul taste while he and his wife were living in Germany, where he was stationed with the US Air Force, KVOA reported at the time.
The couple was going through a divorce at the time but were still together.
After Johnson used pool testing strips to test the coffee pot and found a high level of chlorine, he decided to install a hidden camera to determine the cause. The camera captured footage of his wife repeatedly pouring an unknown liquid into the coffee maker.
Johnson told Tuscon police that he wanted to wait until he was transferred stateside to file a police report, so while the couple remained in Germany, he continued to say nothing while pretending to drink the poisoned coffee.
After returning to Tucson’s Davis Monthan Air Base, Johnson filed a police report and informed investigators of the footage he captured showing Melody transferring bleach into a container and then using that container to pour the bleach into the coffee maker.
Melody Felicano Johnson, whose family lives in the Philippines, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
She remains on remand at the Pima County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
Prosecutors had requested a high bond, arguing that Melody was a potential flight risk since she recently bought a home in the Philippines.
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