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Wife charged in husband's death after injecting him with drug overdose

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A woman is charged with her husband’s drug overdose after filling up the syringe and giving her husband a fatal injection of the drug methadone. Jennifer Marie Johnson has a warrant out for her arrest today, but she is at large as police search for the Newport, Minnesota woman to arrest her on the warrant, according to KARE 11 on Jan. 24.

Johnson, who is the 44-year-old wife of the victim, identified only as DKP in the police documents, told the authorities that she filled a syringe with 30 to 40 milligrams of her methadone. The medical examiner has listed the man’s cause of death as “mixed drug toxicity.”

The Republican reports that the wife also told police that she gave her husband this drug injection after he had consumed some beer.

The man went into full cardiac arrest after this dose of drug was introduced into his system. Johnson is charged with third-degree-murder for her part in the death of her husband.

While Johnson’s whereabouts are not known at this time, police have issued a warrant for a court appearance for the woman to face these charges in court. If this charge sticks, Johnson can do up to 25 years in prison.

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