Jackson woman caused her husband’s death by giving him a sherry enema, causing
his blood alcohol level to surge to 0.47 percent – almost six times the legal
on a charge of negligent homicide. She is also charged with burning the will of
her late husband, Michael Warner, a month before his death
machine shop owner, had a long history of alcoholism, but couldn’t ingest
alcohol because of medical problems with his throat, said Lake Jackson Police
detective Robert Turner. The wine enema was a way he
could become intoxicated without drinking alcohol, Turner said.
in mortuary school in 1970, but this is the first time I’ve ever heard of
someone actually doing it,” Turner said.
him at least two large bottles of sherry, which is stronger than wine, in the
enema on May 21. “We’re not talking about little bottles here,”
Turner said, “These were at least 1.5 liter bottles.”
She told police that she later
found him dead in his bed. Turner said she admitted giving him the sherry, but
not of causing his death.