SC woman tries to poison pair with flea/tick spray
(Foxcarolina.com) UNION, SC – A Union woman is accused of trying to kill her mother-in-law and another woman by tainting food with flea and tick spray, according to deputies.
Union County deputies were contacted in June by the victim who said she noticed a glass of wine smelled and tasted funny. The same day, the woman’s live-in friend went to eat some cauliflower but noticed the same thing about the food, according to the incident report.
They then noticed a yogurt opened that smelled similarly, deputies said.
The victim then noticed a bottle of flea and tick spray on the top of the freezer and thought it smelled the same, deputies said. They said the food was taken into evidence.
The victim told deputies she thought her daughter-in-law may have tainted the food because she was alone in the house for a while the day before and she was upset with them about other issues.
The daughter-in-law, 33-year-old Cathy Vasser, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder on Friday.
Deputies said officers had responded to a disturbance call at the home the night before, but no arrests were made, and that may have upset Vasser. Deputies said SLED tests confirmed the food was tainted with the flea spray, which had a fatal hazard warning label.