Wednesday, October 1, 2014
'Cold blooded' Paul Curry guilty of wife's 1994 murder
Paul Curry gave a sleeping pill to his wife Linda and then poisoned her with a shot of nicotine because he wanted the $547.695 payout from her life insurance policy, prosecutors said.
The 57-year-old was questioned by cops after her death but it wasn't until 2010 that prosecutors put a case together and alleged that he murdered her.
Deputy District Attorney Ebrahim Baytieh said she had a level of the sleeping aid Ambien, in her system after she was found at their San Onofre, Calif. home. This had not been prescribed to her, he said.
She also had injection marks on the temple behind her ears, he added.
"He had to make sure she was completely sedated before he injected the nicotine," he said, adding that high doses induce vomiting.
Curry admitted to fiddling his insurance but denied any role in her death.
However a California jury disagreed and he will sentenced for first degree murder at a later date.