TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man accused of spiking his aunt’s juice with bleach has been arrested.
Footage from local television stations showed 18-year-old Deandre Leshawn Luckey of Tuscaloosa being walked to a sheriff’s patrol vehicle in handcuffs Thursday. He was found in Sumter County.
Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Capt. Gary Hood says Luckey’s 40-year-old aunt drank orange juice from a container in her refrigerator Tuesday and noticed a strange smell and taste.
Hood says the woman’s husband told her the juice smelled like bleach and Luckey admitted that he put bleach in the juice to try to kill her. The woman was treated at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Luckey is charged with attempted murder and is being held on $50,000 bond. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.