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NM man accused of trying to poison wife

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A southern New Mexico man is accused of trying to kill his estranged wife and mother-in-law by putting pesticide into their wine.

Dona Ana County sheriff's investigators arrested 51-year-old Domingo "Tito" Gomez of Hatch without incident Wednesday night and charged him with five counts of attempted first-degree murder.

A criminal complaint in magistrate court in Las Cruces alleges Gomez tried to poison the women by injecting carbofuran into their wine or vitamins on five different occasions between January and March 2008.

Four counts allege he tried to poison his wife, Myrna Gomez; the fifth alleges he tried to poison his mother-in-law, Vellia Amendariz.

A sheriff's report says the Gomezes are getting a divorce, and Mrs. Gomez has custody of their children.

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