Woman Accused of Poisoning Neighbor
Authorities arrested 33-year-old Tina Vazquez. Vazquez was charged with first-degree assault yesterday in the poisoning of Angie Hausler. Hausler is recovering at a St. Louis hospital. St. Francois County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant, Greg Armstrong says Vazquez said she poisoned Hausler using sodium nitrate. Armstrong says Vazquez was a neighbor to the Hausler family and baby-sat their two children. Armstrong could not confirm a motive in the poisoning. Investigators believe Vazquez got the lethal meat-curing chemical at her job. Vazquez is jailed on a $60,000 bond.