A Paragould woman in the Greene County Detention Center is charged with trying to kill her husband.
Police arrested Tina Marie Glasco, 56, on Wednesday on charges of one count of conduct constituting an attempt to commit the Class Y felony of first-degree murder. Such conduct is a Class A felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Tron Beesley of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, the arrest occurred after officers were alerted to threats made by Glasco against her husband. Officers reportedly collected an audio recording of Glasco in which she allegedly made statements about poisoning her husband using Visine® eye drops in order to cause him serious injury or his death.
In the recording, Glasco allegedly said she had been putting a large amount of Visine® drop into her husband’s drinks over the last four days. According to information from the web site for New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital, Tetrahydrozoline, a component of many over the counter eye drops including Visine®, is poisonous. Its symptoms include:
Difficulty breathing or no breathing
Blurred vision, change in pupil size
Blue lips and fingernails
Fast or slow heartbeat, changes in blood pressure (high at first, low later)
Low body temperature
Nausea and vomiting
According to Greene County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Robert F. Thompson, an attempt to commit a given felony, like first-degree murder, is classified as one level lower than actual commission of the stated felony.
“So generally speaking, if it’s a Class Y felony,” he said Monday, “then conduct constituting an attempt would be a Class A felony, punishable by up to 30 years in the ADC [Arkansas Department of Corrections].”
Thompson declined further comment on the case, given the investigation is still ongoing.
Glasco remains in the Greene County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.