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Metuchen Woman Accused of Poisoning Man

By kcora on

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said today that a grand jury in Middlesex County has indicted a Metuchen woman on charges of poisoning a man who was hospitalized, but since has recovered.

The indictment was handed up after Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Vincent Vitale presented evidence and testimony showing that Theresa Freis, 44, administered clonazepam or a benzodiazepine or benzodiazepines to her victim on May 25, 2016 in Metuchen.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld, became ill and was taken to John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison. He since has recovered.

Freis was charged on August 24, with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Freis was arrested and charged on June 17th and was released after posting bail.