By Anna Gorman
Tribune Newspapers: Los Angeles Times
Published January 14, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- Three months after Angelina and Frank Rodriguez got married, the Montebello, Calif., woman took out a $250,000 life-insurance policy on her husband and began trying to kill him.
First, authorities said, she fed him poisonous oleander plants, sending him to the hospital with nausea and an upset stomach. Then, she allegedly loosened the gas cap on the clothes dryer at their home before leaving to visit a friend. Finally, Rodriguez spiked her husband's Gatorade with shots of green antifreeze.