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Minnesota doctor accused of fatally poisoning wife indicted on murder charges

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A grand jury in Minnesota has indicted a doctor accused of fatally poisoning his wife, and upgraded charges against him to first-degree murder, authorities said.


Dr. Connor Bowman, 30, was arrested in October and charged with second-degree murder linked to the death of his wife, Betty Bowman. She was 32 years old when she died Aug. 20, only four days after she was admitted to a hospital.


Investigators collected evidence that indicated Connor Bowman, who once worked for poison control, “may have given Betty Bowman a drug for an ailment she did not have,” Rochester police had said.


In mid-August, she was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of diarrhea and dehydration. Once hospitalized, she suffered cardiac issues, fluid in her lungs and organ failure, according to a criminal complaint filed against Connor Bowman.