Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sherry Enemas

Now I know there are people who say they're dying for a drink but it's rather rarer (although of course not unknown) for people to die from actually having one.

But what if you're both a lover of alcohol and also have a throat complaint that means you can't drink the alcohol? Yes, you guessed it, stick in the body another way!

Charges have been dropped against a Texas woman who was accused of giving her husband a sherry enema that killed him, the prosecutor in the case said on Wednesday.

Tammy Jean Warner had been scheduled to face trial for negligent homicide in the May 2004 death of Michael Warner, 58, but Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne said the charges were dismissed a month ago for lack of evidence.

The dead man had had "a severe alcohol issue" and it was not clear his wife had committed a crime, Yenne said in a telephone interview.

The thing is, the lower gut allows alcohol into hte bloodstream just as much as the upper one does:

At the time of Warner's indictment in 2005, police told the Houston Chronicle the woman had given her husband two large bottles of sherry, which raised his blood alcohol level to 0.47 percent, or nearly six times the level considered legally drunk in Texas.

Yup, that'll kill you alright.

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