COLUMBIA COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A Baraboo woman who was accused of stalking her lover’s wife is now charged with trying to kill her with stolen morphine.
43-year-old Stephanie McMillen is free on a $10,000 cash bond. She appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court Monday on charges of attempted homicide, stalking, and obstructing police.
McMillen was originally charged when she allegedly tried to lure the man’s wife to a pond, while claiming that her cat was lost. Authorities said the wife got uneasy when she was lured close to the water, so she left and called police.
McMillen is a nurse, and prosecutors said a vial of morphine was missing from her place of work before the alleged stalking.
State investigators said they found search information on McMillen’s computer seeking information on the use of morphine, and what a lethal dose would be.
Attorneys will hold a pre-trial conference October 17th, and another court hearing is set for October 20th.