A former hospital cook who baked a fruitcake laced with rat poison for her husband has been given a 12-month suspended prison sentence.The judge was apparantly swayed by the history of marital abuse claimed by the wife's defence solicitor:
Judge Jamie Tabor said he was being lenient as Yvonne Godwin had been in an abusive relationship.Well, except for the whole poisoning attempt, your Honour...
"In my judgment (this) meant you weren't seeing things straight at all.
"You've been a mother to several children. You've worked hard in several places of employment. You are not a criminal in any shape or form."