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HomecrimeBurglary exposes woman’s plot to poison stepdad at mom’s request: police

Burglary exposes woman’s plot to poison stepdad at mom’s request: police

A 29-year-old Indiana woman is behind bars for allegedly killing her stepfather with antifreeze in a convoluted scheme devised with her mother and uncovered by law enforcement during a burglary investigation

Ashley Nicole Jones was arrested Wednesday and is locked up in the Jackson County Jail without bail on charges of murder, attempted murder, burglary and conspiracy, according to public records reviewed by Fox News Digital.

The man’s death in December 2022 didn’t initially trigger a police investigation. According to his obituary, 52-year-old Harold “Peanut” Allen “passed away suddenly” in Freetown, Indiana.

But officials opened an investigation into his death Sept. 19 after his wife — Jones’ mother — Marsha Allen called police to report a burglary at her home. 

The woman’s cause of death was not released. Fox News Digital could not reach Jackson County Coroner Paul Foster for comment before publication. 

A toxicology report takes “anywhere from two to six weeks, depending on the case load at the lab,” Deputy County Coroner Roger Wheeler said.

Christina Coulter is a U.S. and World reporter for Fox News Digital. Email story tips to christina.coulter@fox.com.

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