Washington man accused of killing wife with laced ice cream

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of killing his wife by poisoning her ice cream has been charged again.

The Spokesman-Review reports 58-year-old David Pettis pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court.

According to court documents, authorities allege David Pettis gave ice cream laced with a lethal dose of pain medication to Peggy Pettis at their home in Cheney in June 2018.

Pettis and his attorney declined to comment.

Pettis was arrested last October on a murder charge, but prosecutors dropped the case in December after determining they didn’t have enough evidence.

A new case was filed last month. Prosecutors declined to comment on the new evidence.

Pettis moved to Oklahoma after the initial case was dropped.

A trial has been scheduled for November.

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