With his marriage on the rocks, a Burlington man tried to poison his wife with eye drops, and when she caught him, he tried to strangle her.

Darin A. Tiedt, 35, was seen by family members putting “something” in his wife’s drinks over the past weeks. During that time, she began to have blurry vision, high blood pressure, diarrhea and low energy, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Sunday, as he was putting the eye drop solution in her drink, she saw him. When she confronted him, he grabbed her by the throat and began to strangle her. Eventually, their son pulled him off.

Apparently, the woman had recently asked Tiedt for a divorce. It didn’t sit well with him, as family members noted he started putting things in the victim’s drinks and warned them about sharing drinks with her, the complaint reads.

Tiedt is charged with disorderly conduct, battery, strangulation and suffocation, and putting foreign objects in edibles.

Tiedt was released on a $500 cash bond.

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