Interview tapes reveal moments after wife poisoned judge’s drink

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ASHTABULA, Ohio -- A judge’s wife, who admitted to putting antifreeze in her husband’s wine, is heading to prison.

Carla Hague reported to  the Ashtabula County Jail Friday morning and was transported to prison.

Since the case is now closed, the sheriff’s office released the videotapes of Carla Hague’s interviews prior to her arrest.

“It looked like he had a stroke,” Carla Hague told a sheriff deputy during an interview. “It seemed like he couldn’t move his one arm, or one leg, and I tried to get him up and I couldn’t so I called my son.”

The 71-year-old nurse also told deputies that her husband of 45 years, Judge Charles Hague, appeared to have had too much to drink.

“We thought maybe he was drunk because as time went on he was babbling,” Carla Hague said.

After calling her son, the two then called 911 and Hague was eventually life flighted to a Cleveland hospital.

Ashtabula Sheriff Bill Johnson said even though Carla Hague knew she had poisoned the judge, she never told medical professionals.

She plead guilty to a reduced charge of felonious assault. Officials said she put antifreeze in her husband’s wine.

Last week she told the judge she thought if she put the antifreeze in his wine it would get him to quit drinking.

She was sentenced to two years in prison but is eligible for judicial release in six months.

Judge Hague has since recovered.

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