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Wife, retired cop charged with poison-mushroom murder of Indiana man

Wife, retired cop charged with poison-mushroom murder of Indiana man

via WXIN:

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WXIN) —

Investigators said poisonous mushrooms found in the stomach of a murdered Indiana man whose body was found in a ditch in April were the cause of the man’s death.

David Fouts, 50, was found dead near the 21500 block of Overdorf Road on Friday, April 24, three days after he had last been seen alive. A woman walking her dog found his body.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy showed David Fouts was on his back at the time of death, but his decomposed body was not in that position when it was found. Police said evidence indicates his body was moved days after his death. The autopsy also revealed several chunks of mushrooms in Fouts’s stomach.

The Hamilton County pathologist wrote that “mushrooms in the decedent’s stomach contents which were identified as Leucocybe connatum as the basis for the cause and manner of death,” the Indianapolis Star reports.

WXIN reports court records say Fouts had cuts on his hands and duct-tape residue on his wrists and ankles.

The victim’s wife, Katrina Fouts, 54, is charged with murder; conspiracy to commit murder; false informing; and failure to report a corpse. Terry Hopkins, 64, is charged with murder; conspiracy to commit murder; and failure to report a corpse.

The Indianapolis Star reports Hopkins is a retired Richmond police officer.


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Wife, retired cop charged with poison-mushroom murder of Indiana man

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. ( WXIN) — Investigators said poisonous mushrooms found in the stomach of a murdered Indiana man whose body was found in a ditch in April were the cause of the man’s death. David Fouts, 50, was found dead near the 21500 block of Overdorf Road on Friday, April 24, three days after he had last been seen alive.



Wife, retired cop charged with poison-mushroom murder of Indiana man

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