A Michigan man caught on video poisoning his wife’s drink was sentenced to a mere 60 weekend days in jail, according to NBC News.
Therese Kozlowski filed for divorce from Brian Kozlowski in May 2018, and throughout July of the same year, Brian regularly put sleeping pills into his wife’s coffee. After becoming suspicious of him, Therese placed cameras in the couple’s kitchen, catching him in the act.
Brian dosed her morning coffee with diphenhydramine, “an antihistamine mainly used to treat allergies or for insomnia,” on numerous occasions, authorities said. Therese was left tired, nauseous and had blurred vision, according to prosecutors.
The last coffee made for Therese by her husband was analyzed and discovered to contain 127 milliliters of diphenhydramine.
Brian Kozlowski pleaded no contest to charges of poisoning a drink, NBC News said, which could have landed him in jail for up to 15 years. Prosecutors asked for the minimum sentence of 19 months.
But the court gave Brian what prosecutors called “a slap in the face” — just 60 days in jail, all to be served on the weekends.
“The Court seemed more focused on ensuring the defendant’s freedom & ability to work than the victim’s safety,” Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith tweeted. “It is troubling to think that someone who commits such a reckless crime, putting so many people at risk, walks away with just a slap on the wrist.”