New Jersey chemist gets life in prison for poisoning husband

09/28/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

New Jersey – A New Jersey chemist received life in prison for poisoning her husband. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Tianle Li was sentenced Monday after being convicted in July of murder for the 2011 killing of Xiaoye Wang.

Li worked for a decade for New York City-based biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prosecutors alleged that she ordered the poison thallium through her position in the year prior to her husband’s death. She reportedly did so after researching its affect on humans.

Prosecutor Christie Bevacqua is quoted by the AP as stating of Li, “She was secretly keeping a journal of all his symptoms, wondering when he was going to die… She calculated every aspect of her husband’s murder; not only how to do it, but how to get away with it. She thought she was going to get away with this murder.

“She chose to murder her husband rather than allow him to divorce her.”

Li came to the United States from Beijing in the 1990s. She and Wang met while both were studying at the University of Pennsylvania.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – New Jersey Legal News

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