Mount Vernon woman found guilty of plot to kill ex-husband

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A Mount Vernon woman was found guilty of solicitation to commit murder after a jury found she had tried to convince her child to kill his father by adding rat poison to his food and drink.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports Vanessa Valdiglesias-Lavalle was also found guilty last week of solicitation to commit assault with a noxious substance.

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During trial, Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney Rich Weyrich asserted that Valdiglesias-Lavalle and her ex-husband were divorcing, Valdiglesias-Lavalle had lost custody of their two sons.

During a visit with the boys on June 3, 2020, the older boy recorded his mother saying he could kill his father by putting “venom” or rat poison into his food and drink.

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