Oakland Gardens woman charged with poisoning husband with ant/roach killer


A 70-year-old Oakland Gardens woman was arrested and charged with attempted assault for allegedly poisoning her husband with an ant and roach killer on more than one occasion.

Suncha Tinevra, who lives on 223rd Place, was charged with attempted assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, she faces up to four years in prison.

According to Queens DA Melinda Katz, Tinevra was seen on surveillance video squeezing a white powdery substance from a bottle with a red cap and yellow label on January 12. She retrieved the bottle from the cabinet under the sink and tried to spike her husband’s coffee a few times.

Detectives recovered the bottle a few days later. The label indicated that the content was boric acid, which is used to kill ants and roaches.

“Domestic violence is not limited to mental and physical abuse,” Katz said. “The victim did become sick, but thankfully did not die.”

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