Michigan man accused of murdering his wife by spiking her cereal with heroin
A Michigan man is accused of poisoning his wife with heroin.
Jason Harris of Davison, Mich., was arraigned Tuesday for first-degree murder, solicitation of murder and delivery of a controlled substance causing death, reported Michigan Live.
Police allege Harris spiked the cereal of his wife, Christina Harris, with a lethal dose of heroin that triggered her death.
The alleged act took place in 2014 at the couple’s home, but it was just last week that the Genessee County Medical Examiner’s Office changed the cause of death for the 36-year-old woman from accidental overdose to homicide.
Original death cause was listed as an overdose
“We believe Jason Harris murdered his wife,” asserted Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton. “We believe he put heroin into her cereal and milk the night that she died after getting it from someone, thinking it would be tasteless and odorless much like he had asked his co-workers multiple times.”
Although the original death cause was listed as an overdose, the victim’s friends and family claimed to have never seen her taking drugs.
The investigation began in September 2014 when Christina was discovered dead by a neighbor.
On Sept. 29, 2014, Davison police spoke with Jason Harris at the couple’s home.
He told cops that when he left for work that morning his wife “was not awake and not talking to him but was coughing and in a restless sleep,” said Leyton on Tuesday.
'An incredibly loving mother'
The husband also told cops that Christina had been fighting a cold and was treated for asthma, said the prosecutor.
At the time, she had recently received a promotion to manager at a sandwich shop, and was “a mentor to her co-worker” as well as “an incredibly loving mother” to the couple’s two children," said Leyton.
The couple began dating in 1998 and was married in 2003.
Jason Harris faces life in prison on the murder charge, if convicted.