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Man Accused of Stabbing Laces Knife with Rat Poison

HAMILTON, Ohio (WKRC) -- Butler County Grand Jury indicted Berton Glispie Wednesday on felonious assault, attempted murder and tampering with evidence.

Glispie is accused of stabbing his brother in law, Michael Short, of Hamilton in the stomach, hands and face on August 30.

Butler County assistant prosecutor, Brad Burress, confirmed the two were living together at the time of the incident.

Glispie allegedly used a silver knife that he laced with rat poison in order to get in the victim's blood stream.

Glispie told police he believed rat poison and ricin was the same thing. 

Ricin is highly poisonous

Short was taken to the hospital and treated for three stab wounds; one to the hand, one to the stomach and one to the face.

He was released later that day and called police to report the incident

Burress did not want to comment on what lead to the attack.

After the stabbing, Glispie is accused of taking the knife and latex glove that he wore and dumping them along the railroad tracks near the franklin street post office.  Police found both the knife and glove along the tracks.

Burress said the attempted murder charge carries a possible prison sentence of 3 to 11 years.  In addition, the tampering with evidence charge carries a maximum 36 months in prison.

Glispie cannot be sentenced for both attempted murder and felonious assault, which carries a possible 2 to 8-year prison sentence.

Glispie is due for arraignment on October 10, 2013.




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