Prosecutor: Long Island woman poured antifreeze into husband's drinks

January 03, 2019 - 3:18 pm

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities on Long Island allege that a woman tried to kill her estranged husband by pouring antifreeze into his beverages.

Renee Burke of Holbrook pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that include attempted murder.

Both she and her attorney declined to comment.

Authorities say the husband has primary custody of their children, ages 4 and 8.

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini says video shows the defendant pouring antifreeze from baby bottles into a wine bottle at the victim's home.

Sini says the defendant told police it was fruit juice.

Sini says her phone contained searches on antifreeze and rat poison, and antifreeze was found in her kitchen.

The husband set up cameras after one of the children told a babysitter: "I saw Mommy putting something in Daddy's drink.''