Woman Kills Husband By Lacing His Favorite Treat

A jury recently found Rebecca Payne guilty of murdering her husband, 68-year-old Noel Payne, in Walpeup, a small town in the northwest of Victoria, Australia.

Rebecca is accused of baking lemon cookies and lacing one with sleeping pills that she gave to her husband, Noel.

Tracey Payne, Noel’s daughter, said she was “devastated” when she heard the news. From the outside, the Payne family appeared to be a normal family, but those close to them said that their marriage was anything but happy.

Noel and Rebecca met when Rebecca lived next to Tracey in Gorokan, New South Wales. According to reports, Noel physically beat Rebecca.

In court, prosecutors argued that Rebecca had wanted to end her marriage – she had had enough of being beaten and was angry about another woman living in their home.

When testifying, Rebecca admitted that she had dreamt of drugging her husband for months, and on the night of September 1, 2020, she laced a cookie with sleeping pills and served it to him with a cup of Milo.

Noel never woke up, and when Rebecca found him with no pulse, she did not call an ambulance or try to resuscitate him – instead, she wrapped his body in a blanket and tied it with duct tape, putting it in a chest freezer and strapping the door shut.

Rebecca was eventually arrested and convicted of murder, although it was unclear whether Noel had died from a drug overdose or suffocation.