Sheriff: Amish man confessed to poisoning wife in Missouri

1 year 9 months 4 days ago Tuesday, January 12 2016 Jan 12, 2016 Tuesday, January 12, 2016 5:31:53 PM CST January 12, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky man who served as a minister in his Amish church has confessed to poisoning his wife in 2006 while living in rural Missouri.

Thirty-nine-year-old Samuel Borntreger, of Summer Shade, Kentucky, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger. Court records allege he told authorities in Barren County, Kentucky, that he put antifreeze in her drinks and battery acid in her body.

The charges were filed in northwest Missouri's Harrison County, where prosecutor Cristine Stallings says Borntreger was "well known and liked."

Sheriff Josh Eckerson says investigators are looking into Borntreger's death. He says it appears she was diagnosed with a liver problem, but the problem may have been caused by poisoning.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Borntreger.

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