Woman pleads guilty to killing husband with antifreeze

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'A 47-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for poisoning her husband to death with antifreeze, according to the Department of Justice.

Jamie L. Baker of Smyrna entered her plea in Superior Court in Dover on Monday morning.

Her husband – 42-year-old James D. Baker II –was found dead on the bedroom floor of their home by his wife on Sept. 16, 2013, according to police.

An autopsy determined that his kidneys contained a substance suspected to be ethylene glycol, a chemical found in antifreeze. If taken in small dosages, ethylene glycol will crystallize in the kidneys and eventually kill a person, police said in court records.

The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide by poisoning after bottles of steroids found at the scene were tested at a laboratory and found to also contain ethylene glycol, police said.
According to James Baker's obituary, Baker worked as an environmental specialist for 22 years at the DuPont Experimental Station. He had been married to his wife for 21 years and had two daughters.

His wife is expected to be sentenced in late March and faces 15 years to life in prison.'

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