A mum has been sentenced to 115 years for adding poison to her ex-boyfriend’s porridge
A woman sentenced to 115 years in prison for poisoning her ex-oatmeal boyfriend’s and strangling him with his tie over custody of their child.
During a seven-day trial in Hamilton County, Indiana, US, Heidi Marie Littlefield, 42, was convicted guilty of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.
Francis Kelley’s corpse was discovered in January 2021, and the prosecution claimed he was strangled, with acute fentanyl intoxication mentioned as a contributory cause.
According to reports, Heidi Littlefield visited Mr Kelley’s house in the days before he was discovered dead, as evidenced by text messages on his phone and iPad.
“The two were in the midst of a custody fight for their two-year-old kid in common,” according to the affidavit.
According to the court filing, he questioned whether she had tampered with his oatmeal in one text exchange.
“Did you do anything to the oats in my fridge?” he said, according to the Indianapolis Star.
The prosecution claimed that Littlefield had planned many ways to murder Mr Kelley.
It is claimed that she and her 23-year-old daughter Logan Runyon chose to acquire fentanyl from drug traffickers in Ohio.
She then instructed her daughter to break into the victim’s home and mix the fentanyl into his porridge.
Logan Runyon said that they attempted to poison his food three times and that the third time, on January 14, 2021, they visited Mr Kelley’s house the next day and discovered him fighting to breathe while face-down on the floor, according to reports.
Runyon pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to murder and was sentenced to 26 years in jail while Walker was given 10 years also for conspiracy to murder after pleading guilty in May.
As part of Runyon’s plea agreement, she agreed to testify against Littlefield.
Asked why she had helped her mother commit murder she told a prosecutor: “Because I love her and because we never really had a good relationship.”