He was a pretty "alpha" guy who like control, but I would not have suspected that he would try to kill anyone. He wasn't the brightest nurse in regards to pathophysiology, and these drugs would not have killed anyone. The only thing I can surmise is that he tried to make her pass out while driving? Crazy.
Here is the news about him getting convicted:
CORUNNA — A former Laingsburg area man will spend between four and 10 years in prison for attempting to poison his wife’s coffee during an ongoing divorce battle in July 2018. Kevin Fabus, 37, of Haslett, was sentenced by 35th Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart Friday after Fabus agreed to a plea agreement with prosecutors. As part of the deal reached Oct. 31, prosecutors reduced a poisoning-food/drink/medicine supply charge, which was punishable by up to 15 years in prison, to an assault with intent to do great bodily harm-less than murder charge. The lesser charge carried a lower maximum sentence of 10 years. Fabus was given credit for one day served, and ordered to pay fines and costs.
Fabus was going through a divorce with his now ex-wife at the time of the attempted poisoning. She suspected Fabus of putting drugs in her food and coffee previously, and grew suspicious when he volunteered to make her coffee. Instead of drinking the coffee, however, his wife dumped it out, and noticed “sludge” in the bottom of the cup. She took the residue to police, who tested it for drugs. The substance turned out to be a mixture of valium, and several other drugs used to treat high blood pressure. Police say Fabus obtained the drugs from the Lansing hospital where he was employed. Fabus was charged in July 2018, and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. He then posted a $10,000 bond, and has been free since that time while awaiting trial. During Friday’s hearing, Fabus’ attorney Patrick O’Keefe blamed his client’s behavior on alcohol abuse, and said Fabus had abused alcohol daily since 2002. O’Keefe asked Stewart to consider imposing a sentence of treatment, probation, electronic monitoring and community service instead of prison. Kevin has had serious alcohol problems,” O’Keefe said. “He needs treatment…There are places to put people who are first-time offenders who have drug addiction problems…The key to rehabilitating these types of people is treatment.” Prosecutor Deana Finnegan strongly disagreed, and asked the court to impose the maximum sentence allowable under the plea agreement. “This case haunts me,” Finnegan said. “Dozens of other people were put at risk by this man’s behavior…People could have been killed on the road…Even if he didn’t mean to kill her, he meant to screw with her life…If she had killed someone, she could have faced criminal charges. All these things could have happened, but for Mrs. Fabus hearing a voice in her head saying ‘Hey, don’t drink this stuff.’ Kevin Fabus is a selfish man. He was faced with a divorce, he was faced with limited time with his children, he was faced with hefty child support. The easiest way to eliminate it was to eliminate his wife.” Fabus’ ex-wife gave an emotional victim’s impact statement, recounting the problems the couple had in their marriage and how they affected her and the couple’s children. How has my life changed since May?” she asked. “I find myself constantly looking at cars driving by our house. Is that his truck? When we go to the grocery store, will he be there in the parking lot? At night, it’s difficult for me to sleep at times, when thoughts of him breaking into the house filled my mind…Kevin, you say you love the children, how could you do this to the mother of your own children?”
Fabus, in a rambling, disjointed address, apologized to his family and the court. “I’ve hurt and disappointed a lot of people,” he said. “I haven’t seen my children in seven months. Everybody who has kids, it’s hard to imagine. I’m filled with grief. I love my children. I’d like to apologize to my family, because they don’t know this, but I tried to kill myself three times. It’s hard when you wake up disappointed that you’re not dead. I want to be a part of my children’s lives again. It’s hard to get a new job. I’m thankful to have one now, I’m working six days a week…I’m really, really sorry. Tomorrow’s my birthday. I’d like to ask for some mercy. If you could just give me a chance, give me a tether. I want to be a dad again.” “So you don’t think there should be any consequences for what you’ve done,” Stewart asked. “Are you asking for a tether? You think poisoning your wife should be punished with community service? Is that what you’re saying? Is that really justice?” O’Keefe objected to the questions due to 5th Amendment concerns. “Oh, alright, very well then,” Stewart said. “I’ll proceed to sentencing then.” “You were angry about the divorce,” Stewart continued. “You felt the victim treated you poorly. You were shocked at the amount of child support you were ordered to pay. Those are pretty petty motives for trying to poison someone…Today, you talk about how much you love your kids. But the question, asked rhetorically, is this: Where was that love when you tried to poison their mother? How will that impact them growing up, knowing that you’d rather poison their mother than pay child support? You conduct demonstrates that you have no concern for the well-being of your children.”