OH woman to stay imprisoned in husband's poisoning

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio judge says a woman with one of the best prisoner records he's ever seen won't be released early because she hasn't shown real remorse for her husband's 1994 poisoning death.

Michelle Barrett of Columbus was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison on her guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter. She told police Kirk Barrett committed suicide by drinking orange juice with cyanide.

In court on Thursday, the now 43-year-old woman said she accepted responsibility. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/yVf2AE ) she told a judge she brought the poison into the house to kill herself.

But the judge said he believed Barrett wanted to kill her husband. He noted that investigators said she wore a disguise to obtain cyanide.

Barrett's next parole hearing will be in three years.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com