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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?


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