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Woman pleads no contest in the poisoning of the son of the girlfriend

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A woman has pleaded no contest in what the prosecutors said was the poisoning of her son’s girlfriend with anti-freeze, averting the need for a second trial in the case.

Eighty-six-year-old Helen Galli of Wyoming, Pennsylvania, came the question of aggravated assault Monday as part of an agreement with the ministry of justice in which all other charges are withdrawn.

Prosecutors in Lucerne County, ” she said, and she took a glass of berry-flavored juice with antifreeze in March 2010, and gave it to the woman who was left near death and spent months recovering.

Galli was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 5 ½ to 12 years, but won an appeal. Prosecutors said the deal calls for a prison sentence of three years and three months, with a credit of 1,000 days served and the balance on house arrest.

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