DOVER, Delaware — A fed-up Delaware housewife pleaded guilty to the slow, drawn-out death of her bodybuilder husband by spiking his steroids with anti-freeze.
Jamie Baker, 47 admitted to using a syringe to inject small doses of the toxic chemical into her husband James’ weightlifting drugs, poisoning him over a period of several months, prosecutors said.
James, who was a competitive bodybuilder, dropped dead on the couple’s bedroom floor in 2013 at the age of 42. An autopsy revealed that he had a buildup of ethylene glycol — a chemical found in antifreeze — in his kidneys.
Police said that the compound, if ingested in small doses over a long period of time, will crystalize in one’s kidneys, and eventually lead to death.
Investigators had found evidence of the chemical on bottles containing steroids James had used and his death was deemed a homicide.
Nearly a year after his death, Jamie confessed to police that she had injected antifreeze into her husband’s steroid supply. She never told investigators what drove her to kill her husband.
The couple had been married for 21 years and had two daughters.
Jamie Baker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and faces up to 15 years behind bars.