La Mesa woman says husband tried to poison her with antifreeze

LA MESA, Calif. - A La Mesa woman says her husband tried to kill her with antifreeze.

Sally McKee-Munsey says her husband Patrick Munsey tried to poison her after she caught him cheating on her. The couple has been married for 10 years and share three adopted children.

McKee-Munsey says she was rushed to Sharp Grossmont Hospital twice with severe abdominal pain.

According to court search warrant documents obtained by 10News, blood tests revealed classic signs of antifreeze poisoning.

McKee-Munsey's doctor stated, "... She was rushed to the emergency room and placed on kidney dialysis ... this action saved her life as she surely would have died without medical intervention."

She told investigators her husband may have added the toxin to a fast food soft drink that he had access to, saying, "It tasted weird, like bad Coke."

Police found a bottle of antifreeze in the couple's garage and have questioned Munsey.

"He is a possible suspect," said La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholas. "We still have to determine if she was in fact poisoned and if so, who did it and how."

Munsey has been ordered to stay away from his wife and three teenage children.

Police say they are waiting on more lab test results and toxicology reports before they can determine if the substance found was in fact antifreeze.

Munsey has hired an attorney. He has not been charged with any crime.

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