Arrest Made in Washington Death by Poisoned Liquor

By: AP
By: AP

SEATTLE (AP) _ Authorities say a woman believed to have killed
her ex-boyfriend with poisoned liquor has been arrested in London
after two years on the run.

British customs officials detained Janjira Jeffrey Smith, formerly of Washington state, on Thursday when she arrived at London's Heathrow airport from Switzerland. She faces extradition
to Seattle, where she has been charged with murder.

Prosecutors say Smith provided a bottle of Jagermeister laced with pesticide to her ex-boyfriend, Roger Lewis, after learning he planned to marry someone else. Lewis and another woman later drank the liquor and became blind and disoriented. Lewis died, but the other woman recovered.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Smith apparently spent much of the past two years in her native Thailand.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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