Arrow-right Camera

Huckleberries Online

Wed., May 1, 2013, 1:10 p.m.

Cops: Grad Student Tried To Kill Wife

Investigators suspect a graduate student studying chemistry at Washington State University tried to poison his wife with nitrogen gas to collect on her $1 million insurance policy. Whitman County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jacob P. Forster, 32, on Tuesday after his wife of six years reported an assault. Forster obtained a pressured tank of nitrogen gas using his status as a graduate student at WSU, according to recently filed court documents in Whitman County Superior Court. His wife told deputies that Forster placed a cardboard box over her head around 3 a.m. on March 27 and attached a clear tube to the box so she would breathe a toxic amount of gas. Forster, however, told investigators he was considering committing suicide by asphyxiation in a way that would look like cardiac arrest/Nicole Hensley, SR. More here.

Question: Do you think this guy has watched too many CSI episodes?

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

Follow Dave online: