After Therese Kozlowsk of Macomb County, Michigan filed for divorce from Brian Kozlowski, he secretly put sleeping pills in her coffee on a regular basis. When Therese felt suspiciously sick, she put hidden cameras in the kitchen and caught Brian on video. In court for the crime, Brian pleaded no contest, but he was only sentenced to spend 60 days in jail, to be served on the weekends only. The Macomb County Prosecutors called the sentence a “slap in the face” to Therese and will appeal. From ABC News:
“He put eight sleeping pills into that coffee pot every single day for weeks. An adult dosage according to the packaging is one. I was being hunted by a dangerous predator, but in this nightmare the predator was Brian,” Therese Kozlowski told the court Thursday. “I believe this was attempted murder. Once Brian realized he lost me and there was no getting me to stay in this unhealthy marriage, his goal was to eliminate me…”
“You shouldn’t be able to commit at 15 year-felony by poisoning someone and only have to serve weekends,” Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said. “It’s unbelievable to me.”
Eric Smith, the prosecutor who argued the case, blasted the judge’s ruling.
“The Court seemed more focused on ensuring the defendant’s freedom & ability to work than the victim’s safety,” Smith tweeted. “It is troubling to think that someone who commits such a reckless crime, putting so many people at risk, walks away with just a slap on the wrist.”