Wednesday, February 2, 2005Death by alcoholic enema
A woman in Lake Jackson, Texas was indicted on a charge of negligent homicide for allegedly killing her husband... with a sherry enema. Pumping him full of two large bottles of sherry caused his blood alcohol level to skyrocket to .47 percent.
Michael Warner, a 58-year-old machine shop owner, had a long history of alcoholism, but couldn't ingest alcohol because of medical problems with his throat, said Lake Jackson Police detective Robert Turner. The wine enema was a way he could become intoxicated without drinking alcohol, Turner said.
"It all started back when he was a child," Warner said. "His mother used to give him enemas all the time, and he started to depend on them all the time."
She said he paid $1,000 to study colonics at a school and corresponded with other enema users on the Internet. Not all of his enemas involved liquor, she said.
"He did coffee enemas, he did Castile soap, Ivory soap," she said. "He had enema recipes."