5 Years in Prison for Parma Heights Man Who Poisoned Father

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PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – A man who pleaded guilty in May to trying to poison his elderly father has been sentenced to five-years in prison, according to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason’s office.

Byron Shull, 57, of Parma Heights, was sentenced by Judge John P. O’Donnell on Tuesday morning.

In February 2012, Shull was indicted for trying to poison his father, 84, by pouring Visine into his milk.

Prosecutors say back in December of 2011, Shull got upset with his father and decided to seek revenge by pouring at least one bottle of Visine into the elderly man’s milk.

Shull’s father suffered serious medical problems after consuming the glass of milk. Prosecutors say the father ended up in the hospital for nearly a month.

Shull pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of contaminating a substance for human consumption on May 14. Prosecutors dropped a charge of felonious assault in the plea deal.