California man charged with murdering his wife after poisoning leads to her death

In a chilling turn of events, a man from California has been slapped with murder charges after he was accused of poisoning his wife to death, as per the local police. Glennis Smith, a 48-year-old man, made a distress call to 911 on January 12, stating that his wife, Jennifer Smith-Floyd, 49, was in an unconscious state and wasn’t breathing.

The subsequent probe by the Elk Grove Police Department brought to light that Smith had allegedly spiked his wife’s food with fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid, on a minimum of two occasions, unbeknownst to her. Tragically, the morning of January 12, when Smith is suspected to have poisoned his wife again, resulted in her death.

Interestingly, the couple had been living separately for several months at the time of Smith-Floyd’s death, despite being legally married for five years. Further investigation revealed that Smith allegedly attempted to set the couple’s travel trailer, stored at a local self-storage, on fire a few months post his wife’s death.

An arrest warrant was issued for Smith on Wednesday, leading to his subsequent arrest. He now stands accused of murder, arson, and insurance fraud, amplifying the severity of his alleged offenses.