A Loomis woman was arrested Monday night on charges that she poisoned her husband. Rachel Melody Bettencourt, 53, was booked at the Placer County Jail on charges of willful poisoning and of inflicting corporal injury to a spouse. She is being held on $100,000 bail.
Placer County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Sutter Roseville Medical Center at 8:30 Monday night at the request of South Placer Fire officials. Firefighters had responded to Bettencourt’s Tudsbury Road home and found the situation suspicious.
The male victim, who remains hospitalized, told rescue personnel that he became ill after consuming a beverage. Evidence collected at the home will be analyzed. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available.