Widow faces more charges in husband's death

Widow faces more charges in husband's death

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Susan Embert faces more charges today, after the state said she poisoned her husband, Jake Embert, before he was found shot to death.

The incident happened in February of 2015. At first, Jake's death was ruled as a suicide, but she was indicted her for murder after new evidence was discovered.

District Attorney Greg Edwards said "This part of the case comes after further forensic evaluation of the evidence. This comes on the basis of findings by forensic experiments."

Law enforcement believes that Embert was trying to poison Embert to collect life insurance and his veterans benefits, but even with all the poisons she fed him, he did not die. Investigators think when Jake Embert became ill and started to see Doctors, she feared the poison would be found out, she panicked and shot and killed him and staged it to look like suicide.

"However based on the current law of Georgia, life without the possibility of parole is the potential sentence that could be imposed in this particular case," Edwards said.

Even though he says the bizarre crime sounds like a bad movie plot, Edwards said this woman is believed to be a cold blooded killer, who plotted killing her husband for more than a year and a half before his death.

The state said they found traces of insecticide, antifreeze, and arsenic in his hair fibers.

She is charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, two counts, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The District Attorney will not seek the death penalty.

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