By KATIE MARTIRE
• Guymon Daily Herald
GUYMON, Okla., – A local hotel manager sits behind bars on a $500,000 bond after allegedly conspiring to poison his wife.
Chetan Dhirubhai, 41, was introduced to an undercover agent in regards to needing a person who could “take care of a problem,” according to documents obtained at the Texas County Court Clerk’s Office. Dhirubhai met the undercover agent in the Walmart parking lot on July 22, to inquire about obtaining medicine that would poison his wife. He introduced himself as Charlie, stated he managed Days Inn in Guymon and lived at the hotel with his wife. The report states Dhirubhai wanted a divorce but did not want his wife or her family to get everything.
The report goes on to say Dhirubhai told the agent he “wanted to get rid of that woman.” He also mentioned his wife is anemic and he wanted a poison that would bleed her out. The undercover agent told Dhirubhai that he had an idea of what could be used, but would have to purchase the materials to mix up the poisonous concoction. Dhirubhai agreed to pay the officer $500. Dhirubhai gave the officer $100 to simply buy the supplies that were needed.
Reports state, Dhirubhai went to a local pawn shop to pawn his rings in order to pay the undercover agent. Dhirubhai returned to meet the agent one hour later. He paid the agent $360 and said he would pay the balance later. The agent gave Dhirubhai a baggie containing a white powdery substance and told him to divide it in half and place the powdery substance in his wife’s milk, the report continued.
Dhirubhai reportedly agreed. Once the transaction was complete, the agent gave the take-down signal. Officers then placed Dhirubhai under arrest.
Dhirubhai is being charged with “…endeavoring to perform an act of violence, a felony, on or about the 22nd day of July, 2010, by devising a plan, scheme or program of action to obtain and administer a poison to his wife, with the intent to cause serious bodily harm or death. The crime is punishable by imprisonment up to 10 years and a fine up to $10,000.”
Dhirubhai is being held at the Texas County Detention Center on a bond of $500,000 and is awaiting his next court appearance.