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Ohio judge wife: 71-year-old wife charged for antifreeze poisoning of Ohio judge

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An Ohio judge’s wife has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly having poisoned her husband with antifreeze. Carla Rae Hague, the Ohio judge’s wife of 45 years, was arrested on Monday just one day before her 71st birthday. Carla Rae Hague was charged “with attempted murder and felony assault” on her husband, an Ashtabula County judge, reported KERO on Dec. 4, 2013.

The Ohio judge and his wife have been married for 45 years and are being described by some as “wonderful people.” The Ohio judge, Ashtabula County Common Pleas Juvenile-Probate Judge Charles Hague, has been on the bench since 1993. His wife, 71-year-old Carla Rae Hague, is a retired nurse.

In September, Charles Hague went on medical leave and was hospitalized on Sept. 15 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Medical tests revealed that Judge Charles Hague had high levels of ethylene glycol, which is the primary compound in antifreeze.

A few days after high levels of ethylene glycol were found in Judge Charles Hague, the Ohio judge’s family members filed a complaint with the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office.

According to a news release from the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office and the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the judge’s wife was taken into custody and accused of having poisoned her husband of 45 years with antifreeze.

The Ohio judge’s wife is being held in jail in adjacent Lake County. So far, no court date has been set and no attorney has been listed for the 71-year-old woman.

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