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Ex-wife charged with poisoning estranged husband's coffee

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - A Pasco woman is accused of poisoning her ex-husband's coffee by putting pesticide in his Keurig machine.

Chelsea Schmitt, 41, entered her ex-husband's house in West Richland unlawfully, according to court documents.

She later admitted to taking golf clubs and his computer, but denied taking other missing items.

Court documents said she's accused of damaging Mr. Schmitt’s girlfriend’s Ford SUV, bashing the windshield, headlights and filling the gas tank with sugar.

Court documents also show her ex-husband's coffee machine did test positive for pesticides.

Schmitt is charged with assault in the second degree with a domestic violence allegation, malicious mischief in the first degree, and residential burglary with a domestic violence allegation.

Chelsea Schmitt is scheduled to appear at the Benton County Superior Court next week.

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