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Woman spiked drink in plot to kill her husband: Poisoned spouse by spiking Christmas Day cherry Lambrini with anti-freeze

By PA Reporter

A woman has admitted trying to kill her pensioner husband by spiking a Christmas Day cherry Lambrini with anti-freeze.

Jacqueline Patrick (54) poisoned spouse Douglas Patrick's drink on December 25, 2013, after a row, Scotland Yard said.

The 70-year-old man was left fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital on Boxing Day from the family home in Gypsy Hill, south London.

The Metropolitan Police said she even gave London ambulance staff a fake "do not resuscitate" note she claimed was from her husband on the way to accident and emergency.

He had already survived an attempt by his wife to poison him the previous October, detectives later discovered.

Jacqueline Patrick pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of attempted murder at Inner London Crown Court, officials confirmed.

Their daughter Katherine Patrick (21) admitted a charge of inciting another to administer a noxious substance.

The two women, both of Durning Road, Gypsy Hill, will be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on November 2.

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