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Man in hiding after wife's 'antifreeze cocktail'

The Local/rm · 13 Dec 2011, 11:28

Published: 13 Dec 2011 11:28 GMT+01:00

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”I never sleep more than one night anywhere. I am scared out of my wits,” 'Anders' told daily Aftonbladet on Monday.

According to the paper, Anders and his 33-year-old wife got married in January and are expecting their first child in February.

But instead of getting ready for the new arrival, Anders is hiding from his wife in Norway, claiming that she has tried to kill him by serving him glycol in a glass of Coke and leaving him to die.

”She left me there in a helpless condition,” said Anders to Aftonbladet.

The couple had planned to move to Norway together after the wedding but somehow the plans fell through.

Since then Anders has lived with the woman and her children on and off on a farm near Linköping, in southern Sweden.

According to his friends, he has long wanted to get a divorce.

At the end of November, Anders suddenly fell ill with what appeared to be symptoms of poisoning.

”I told the police that I was given a glass of Coke and then I was suddenly dead drunk and fell down some stairs,” said Anders.

After feeling worse he went to bed.

”Then she said 'Leave, you can't die here in the house'," he told Aftonbladet.

After picking up her kids, the 33-year-old woman allegedly took Anders' mobile phone form him and left the house.

However, he managed to locate the phone and alert the police, who confirmed that there was glycol in the glass from which Anders had sipped.

The 33-year-old woman, who denies the allegations, was quickly remanded into custody but released after about a week, as police claimed that the suspicions against her where somewhat weaker than initially believed.

According to Anders, the police are not treating the matter as seriously as they should because he is in Norway.

”They say that it's her word against mine. But how can that be with the injuries I have sustained,” he said.

Anders told Aftonbladet on Tuesday that he has now given police access to his medical records, adding that previous incidents, which made no sense at the time, can now be seen in a different light.

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Eating a yoghurt, given to him by his wife, earlier in the year, he went funny, couldn't speak and started stumbling.

Around the same time tablets had started go missing from his prescribed medicine to combat depression.

According to Anders, despite having to seek medical advice at the time, it wasn't until the incident in November that he started to put two and two together.

According to the wife's lawyer, Thomas Wasteson, she is adamant that she is innocent.

”She denies having anything to do with this,” he told Aftonbladet.

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12:15 December 13, 2011 by Old Trafford
love gone cold
12:17 December 13, 2011 by John.Smith
I know I shouldn't but I can't help laughing when I read this article. I am quite sure that you would smell and taste anti-freeze in a glass of coke before you swallowed the first mouthful.

I am also pretty sure that a poisoned yoghurt would have been followed up by hospital staff if he had sought medical treatment.
12:20 December 13, 2011 by spo10
@Old Trafford

and deadly

The song You Don't Love Me Anymore by Weird Al Yankovic comes to mind after reading this.
13:29 December 13, 2011 by RobinHood
At least he's prepared for the winter.
14:26 December 13, 2011 by Central European
John Smith, about 25 years ago the austrian wine makers were using the glycol to improve their wines taste.... it is very sweet and if it clear it has no colour and no smell so you can lough but just to yourself :)

se f-e

17:37 December 13, 2011 by Kevin Harris
During these harsh economic times, I have taken to drinking anti freeze and coke. About a litre of ICA's own brand in a 5 to 1 ratio slips down very nicely over a winter evening. I can assure Central European it does have a distict flavor, rather similar to poor quality rum. A slice of lemon or lime takes the edge off the first sips.
19:05 December 13, 2011 by Svensksmith
I drink mine straight with a radiator flush chaser. Keeps the gizzard clean.
23:20 December 13, 2011 by jimfromcanada
Harris and Svensksmith: Even talking about that tongue in cheek (look it up) might lead someone to try it with deadly consequences,
23:59 December 13, 2011 by Svensksmith
Diclaimer: Do NOT drink anti-freeze. Drink regular booze instead. It will still kill you, but more slowly.
08:56 December 14, 2011 by RobinHood
Thanks Jim. It's lucky we have you around to remind us that drinking antifreeze is bad for our health.
12:15 December 19, 2011 by John.Smith
@Central European, not the stuff you buy in Q8 or ICA. That has a very distinct odour and colour (by law). By all means though, buy some, take a gulp and let me know how you get on?
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