La Mesa couple's divorce battle continues: Wife claims husband tried to poison her

Restraining order issued against Patrick Munsey

EL CAJON, Calif. - An East County judge Monday extended a temporary restraining order against a La Mesa man accused by his wife of trying to poison her with antifreeze.

The order was issued against Patrick Munsey, he was granted supervised visitation rights with his three adopted children.

"I'm elated," he said outside the courthouse. "I'm sure it will be a great relief for them as it will be for me."

Munsey still has to stay away from his wife, Sally McKee-Munsey, as the authorities try to figure out if Munsey put antifreeze into her drink.

"Mr. Munsey has not been charged with anything. He's not been arrested," stated Ben-Thomas Hamilton, Munsey's attorney.

La Mesa police told 10News they're still waiting for lab results. They say they are examining a jug of antifreeze removed from the couple's La Mesa home.

McKee-Munsey said she is convinced her husband tried to kill her. She claims her husband tried to poison her after she caught him cheating on her.

"I know so many things about him that could put him in jail," she said. "His Medicare fraud, his Social Security fraud that he's receiving."

"We simply want her to take the stand," said Hamilton, who accuses McKee-Munsey of putting the antifreeze in her own drink.

"She's attempted to commit suicide multiple times in the past," Hamilton said.

"Absolutely not," countered McKee-Munsey. "I would not take my life."

Those questions will be tackled November 22 when both return to court.

In the meantime, McKee-Munsey filed for divorce September 17. They have been married for 10 years.

It's not the first divorce for either of them.

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