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I-Team: Wife Arrested in Judge’s Poisoning

JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Fox 8 I-Team has learned an arrest has been made in the poisoning investigation of an Ashtabula County common pleas judge.

The judge’s wife, Carla Hague, was arrested Monday night.

The 71-year-old retired nurse is being held in the Lake County jail on a charge of attempted murder.

She is expected to be arraigned in the next few days.

Ashtabula Sheriff William Johnson said the investigation found that Probate Judge Charles Hague had been intentionally poisoned with antifreeze.

“A suspect is in custody and is charged with attempted murder,” Johnson said.

According to law enforcement, the investigation began a few days after the judge got sick at his home on Sept. 15. He was rushed to the hospital and then life-flighted to the Cleveland Clinic. He was found to have a high level of antifreeze in his system.

The judge is now recovering at home.

The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the FBI assisted in the investigation.

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