Thu Feb 3,10:36 AM ET
Oddly Enough - Reuters
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas woman has been indicted
for criminally negligent homicide for causing her
husband's death by giving him a sherry enema, a police
detective said on Wednesday.
Tammy Jean Warner, 42, gave Michael Warner two large
bottles of sherry on May 21, which raised his blood
alcohol level to 0.47 percent, or nearly six times the
level considered legally drunk in Texas, police
detective Robert Turner in Lake Jackson, Texas, told
the Houston Chronicle.
"We're not talking about little bottles here," Turner
said. "These were at least 1.5-liter bottles."
Warner, 58, was said to have an alcohol problem and
received the wine enema because a throat ailment left
him unable to drink the sherry, Turner told the
"I heard of this kind of thing in mortuary school in
1970, but this is the first time I've ever heard of
someone actually doing it," said Turner, who led the
lengthy investigation in the case.
The woman admitted administering the enema, but denied
causing her husband's death, the Chronicle said.
A dispatcher for the Lake Jackson police said only
Turner could discuss the case, but he did not return
phone calls from Reuters.
Along with negligent homicide, Mrs. Warner was
indicted for burning her husband's will a month before
his death. Both charges carry maximum penalties of two
years in prison.
Mrs. Warner surrendered to police on Monday and was
released on $30,000 bail, the newspaper said.
Gives a new meaning to drunk off your ass...