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Attorney says Karen Paschal maintains innocence


Tommy Paschal's life changed forever in 1988.

His wife at the time, Karen Paschal, was accused of injecting him with the powerful surgical drug in an attempt to kill him.

She entered a no contest plea to two counts of aggravated assault and walked away with just probation.

26 years later, her attorney says she didn't try to kill her husband.

John Vansant said "Karen always maintained her innocence. She passed a lie detector test, that was administered by a gentleman who for like 40 years had been with the GBI.  And he certainly believed in the results because he later married Karen."

Tommy Paschal never recovered from the drug's effects and was disabled for the rest of his life.  Vansant said after he represented Karen in the case, Tommy Paschal called him for legal work and advice, and became a good friend. 

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