Paramedic accused of poisoning wife with eye drops and killing her

Family and friends grew suspicious when her husband refused an autopsy.
1:36 | 12/23/19

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threatening statements. Next tonight, the paramedic accused of poisoning his wife with eyedrops. The death blamed on natural causes until her mother raised alarms. Investigators found a chemical in her blood more than 30 times higher than it should have been. Here's janai Norman. Reporter: Tonight, a paramedic whose wife died of what was thought to be a heart attack is now charged with her prosecutors in North Carolina say Joshua Hunsucker poisoned the mother of his children using eyedrops, which has a -- Dramatic effect on your heart and would cause heart stoppage or heart failure. Reporter: Stacy Hunsucker had apparently been battling heart problems for years, but family and friends grew suspicious after her death last September. The victim's mother sparking an investigation, claiming insurance fraud after Hunsucker cashed in his wife's $250,000 life insurance policies and refused to allow an autopsy. According to the search warrant, Hunsucker didn't want his wife to be cut up, even though she was an organ donor. The mother of two was cremated, but tests on tissue donated before her death indicate she was poisoned with a chemical found in eyedrops. Prosecutors pointing to her husband. The search warrant saying co-workers had "Concerns in how unaffected he was by the death of his wife" and "How quickly he had moved on with his people who knew them said they were high school sweethearts. That widowed father is behind bars, held on a $1.5 million bond. Just stunning details.

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