Amish Minister Confesses to Poisoning Wife
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Jan 15
An Amish man who is now a minister has contacted police to confess that he killed his wife nine years ago.
The Huffpost Religion reports that Samual Borntreger, who lives in the small town of Summer Shade, about 50 miles southeast of Bowling Green, Kentucky, contacted police to confess that he murdered his wife nine years ago by poisoning her.
"He told us that he had fallen out of love with her…[and] put antifreeze in some type of liquid that he gave her to drink," Barren County Sheriff Kent Keen told The Huffington Post.
In addition to admitting that he poisoned his wife’s drinks with antifreeze, Borntreger told police that he gave his wife battery acid “up her rectum.”
Sheriff Keen was astonished at Borntreger’s confession.
“This is very rare for me," Keen said. "In my 23 years in my business ... we've had people admit to a lot of things, but to initiate it from the beginning -- to call us and say, 'Hey, I need to tell you something' -- this is a first for me."
Borntreger apparently was convicted after recently becoming a minister, and felt the need to admit his crime.
He has been charged with first degree murder and is behind bars.
Publication date: January 15, 2016