New York’s “Poisoned Love” Story Coming to TV This Weekend
True crime is great and, as crazy as this makes me sound, watching true crime from around here is better. We have a new recognizable story coming to Lifetime this weekend.
We may still be waiting for the inevitable NXIVM story, but until then, we have Stacey Castor's story. According to CBS 6, the story based in Central New York will be coming to Lifetime this weekend, on February 1st at 8:00pm, called "Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story."
If you don't remember the story, Stacey Castor was convicted for poisoning her husband to death and the attempted poisoning of her daughter. Castor was sent to a maximum-security women's prison in Westchester where she later died of a heart attack at 48 years old.
Castor used a kitchen baster to give her husband a mixture of antifreeze and rat poison over a four-day vacation, which also happened to be their anniversary. Then, she tried to stage the scene to make it look like a suicide. Then, she tried to claim his $300,000 estate through a fake will that she had forged.
Lifetime describes the movie as: "Stacey Castor (Nia Vardalos) weathered the storm of her first husband’s death and managed to find love again with her boss, David (Mike Dopud). But when David is discovered dead of an apparent suicide, the police suspect some foul play, as David’s death mimics that of Stacey’s first husband. As the evidence begins to fall into place, a suicide attempt by her daughter Ashley (Chanelle Peloso) further complicates the investigation. Was Stacey a victim of a tragic circumstances or a Black Widow out for the attack?"