Police: Eagan Nurse Tried Killing Husband with Insulin Injections, Drugged Smoothie

Amy Michelle Losie, 37, was frustrated with her husband and marriage, according to investigators.

Insulin overdoses, a drugged smoothie and suffocation with a pillow.

Nothing seemed to work for an Eagan nurse accused of trying to kill her husband. Despite multiple attempts, "he just keeps coming back," the woman allegedly told her friend.

Amy Michelle Losie, 37, facings one felony count of terroristic threats and one gross misdemeanour count of stalking or harassment, according to a criminal complaint filed late last week by the Dakota County Attorney's Office. If convicted on the terroristic threats charge, she could face a maximum of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Police were contacted by one of Losie's coworkers on March 20, according to the complaint.

The woman told officers that Losie, a nurse at a Twin Cities hospital, frantically called her earlier that day. During the conversation, Losie allegedly told the witness that she tried to give her husband a smoothie blended with 15 Ambien pills, and that on another occasion, she tried to put a pillow over his face. The husband didn't like the taste of the smoothie and didn't finish it, Losie allegedly said.

Police say Losie also admitted to intentionally overdosing her husband, on insulin—at one point asking the witness: "How do you give somebody 60 units and then 80 units of insulin and they don't die?"

The witness told police that Losie seemed serious in her attempts to harm her husband, and that Losie would be able to steal small amounts of insulin because of her role as a hospital nurse.

At investigators' requests, the witness arranged another phone call with Losie, which was recorded by officers. In the call, Losie told the witness that she felt trapped and that nothing ever changed. Losie also admitted to attempting to give her husband an insulin overdose by injecting him with needles in the stomach three times, according to police.

Police arrested Losie following the phone call, the complaint said. In a statement to officers, Losie allegedly said she was frustrated with her husband, who was constantly drugged up. She admitted to making the comments to the witness, but denied actually injecting her husband with insulin.

Police also spoke with the husband, who said he was on pain medication as the result of several car accidents. Police found a small, yellow bruise on the lower right side of the husband's stomach. The man told police he thought he received the injury moving to a new residence.


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