A jealous ex-girlfriend has been arrested for poisoning her former partner and his new fiancee with a ‘tampered box of chocolates’ just days before they were due to be married in Brazil.
Dione Quirino, 35, and Amanda Cassia Lopes, 27, received a delivery of chocolates at home in Jaiba in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on Thursday September 23 ahead of their weekend wedding.
The chocolate box
The couple reportedly had the chocolates after assuming they were early wedding gift, not knowing they had ingested some kind of poison.
According to news site G1, a total of five people – the bride and groom-to-be, two other adults and one two-year-old – were poisoned by the chocolates and were hospitalised after falling sick.
The family dog, was also given a sweet or two as a treat and the pet died as a result.
A woman whose name not disclosed due to the ongoing investigation, was arrested a day after the alleged poisoning incident on Friday. She was later identified by the police as the ex-girlfriend of the groom-to-be.