Theresa Brady appeared in court for the first time after officers arrested her on Tuesday at her home. Police say she tried to kill her husband by injecting him with insulin while he was asleep.
Brady appeared in Albemarle Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Wednesday in a closed hearing, but search warrants filed in circuit court give us clues as to what happened early Tuesday morning that sent police rushing to her Albemarle County home.
On Tuesday, a 911 call went out from a home in the 300 block of Ellington Bend in Crozet at around 3:30 in the morning. After an initial investigation, police arrested 33-year-old Theresa Lynn Brady and charged her with attempted murder.
According to search warrants obtained by NBC29 on Wednesday, Theresa Brady used insulin in an attempt to kill her husband James Brady. He is a captain with Albemarle County Fire Rescue.
James woke up to the feeling of a needle prick to find Theresa lying beside him with a flashlight.
Theresa said she'd been checking his stomach to see if it was hard or soft.
When he confronted his wife, two syringes fell out of her shorts.
James had recently been treated at a hospital for an unknown illness after a dramatic weight loss and uncontrolled vomiting.
Theresa told her husband she was giving him something to make him feel better.
Theresa works in the medical field.
Theresa admitted to police that she was injecting her husband with insulin and was aware it could kill him.
James Brady was in court for the bond hearing. Theresa Brady refused bond and will stay behind bars at Albemarle – Charlottesville Regional Jail.
Theresa Brady will be back in court for a preliminary hearing September 17 at 10:30 a.m. in Albemarle Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Insulin being used as a murder weapon is not unheard of, but "The Poison Review" cites scientific research proving its ineffectiveness as a weapon. Click here to learn more about the effects of insulin.
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