By Veronica Haynes, Danae Bucci | WCVB
TOWNSEND, Massachusetts (WCVB) — A Townsend, Massachusetts, girl is going through an tried homicide cost after investigators declare she tried to kill her husband with tainted soup on the urging of an individual claiming to be cleaning soap opera star Thorsten Kaye.
“What they are saying is mistaken. As a result of I’m a beautiful prepare dinner. My son’s gone to culinary faculty. I realized from the perfect — my mother,” Roxanne Doucette informed WCVB. “And I didn’t attempt to poison my husband.”
The investigation started on Dec. 3 when a girl contacted police with considerations her mom could have poisoned her father, who was at the moment hospitalized.
Nicole Heath informed police that whereas she and her 64-year-old mom, Roxanne Doucette, have been within the hospital room of her 73-year-old father, Paul Doucette, at Nashoba Valley Medical Middle, she noticed messages on her mom’s telephone that she felt indicated she could have poisoned her father.
Heath stated her mom has been messaging somebody she believed was the “The Daring and the Stunning” actor, and that individual had scammed her into giving them cash. Heath stated as she was making screenshots of the monetary rip-off messages to provide to police, she noticed a sequence of extra disturbing messages.
In keeping with police paperwork, a message from “Thorsten” on Dec. 1 said: “You must do away with your husband honey. I want you a lot,” to which Roxanne Doucette replied she wanted to do some pondering.
Later that day, at 2:34 p.m., police paperwork say Roxanne Doucette responded, “Making a tremendous soup. Particular potion. He will probably be hungry when he will get again. Simply sufficient for him.”
At 4:26 p.m., Roxanne Doucette says, “Hubby received again not feeling nicely. Perhaps I can gather life insurance coverage,” in accordance with police paperwork.
“Thorsten” responds, “Honey, when will that be?” to which Roxanne Doucette responds, “Don’t know,” in accordance with police paperwork.
Roxanne Doucette then referred to as 911 at about 5:11 p.m., reporting her husband was unresponsive. He was taken to Nashoba Valley Medical Middle.
The sequence of ominous messaged raised Heath’s suspicions, and when her father regained consciousness, she requested him about what occurred the day he fell unwell.
“Paul said that Roxanne made him soup, however that it wasn’t superb. He said that it tasted bitter,” in accordance with the police report.
Heath contacted police about her considerations and went to the police station together with her mom to talk with investigators.
Roxanne Doucette stated she had not tried to harm her husband and admitted to speaking by way of textual content message to an individual claiming to be the cleaning soap star. She additionally said she had not too long ago been scammed out of $8,000.
After speaking to each ladies, officers tried to grab Roxanne Doucette’s iPhone and iPad, however she repeatedly refused. When officers tried to take her into custody for interfering with a police investigation, she kicked an officer within the crotch.
Roxanne Doucette was charged with intimidation of a witness, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. She additionally faces a cost of tried homicide.
Police stated Roxanne Doucette was subsequently arrested and charged with violating a protecting order after sending a letter to her husband, which she was barred from doing.
The hospital’s toxicology take a look at on Paul Doucette got here again destructive, but it surely solely examined for opioids, cocaine and alcohol, in accordance with police paperwork.
Roxanne Doucette informed WCVB that she would “by no means attempt to poison anyone” and thinks her husband of 45 years could have suffered a transient ischemic assault or a mini-stroke.
“I’d by no means attempt to poison anyone. I imply, did daycare for 15 years. I had a licensed daycare. I’ve executed nursing and I’ve taken care of individuals,” she stated. “I’d not harm anybody.”
Roxanne Doucette stated she is now not speaking to the individual on Fb and now not has her telephone or pill.
“(‘Thorsten’ was) saying that they beloved me and so they wished me to depart my husband, however I had no intentions of leaving my husband. I like my husband very a lot,” she stated.
Roxanne Doucette will return to court docket on Jan. 11.
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