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WSU grad student accused of trying to poison wife

Tue., April 30, 2013, 6:10 p.m.

Investigators have arrested a man suspected of trying to poison his wife last month at their Uniontown, Wash., home.

Jacob P. Forster, 32, is charged with attempted first-degree murder for allegedly trying to poison his wife while she slept during the early morning hours of March 27, according to a Whitman County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The victim reported the incident to authorities last week, the release said.

The poison was not a household product, Whitman County Prosecutor Bill Druffel said, but Forster reportedly had the substance readily available to him.

Forster has been married for six years and is a graduate student in Washington State University’s chemistry department.

Detectives booked Forster into Whitman County Jail on Tuesday. He’s expected to appear in Whitman County Superior Court Wednesday.

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