Melody Felicano Johnson was indicted Friday by a Tuscon grand jury on charges of first-degree attempted murder, attempting to commit aggravated assault and poisoning food or drink
Her US Air Force husband, Roby Johnson, accused Melody of pouring a toxic substance – bleach – into his morning coffee on multiple occasions
Johnson claims the murder plot was activated while the couple were stationed in Germany, and continued after they moved back to Arizona
After his private tests showed he was being fed large amounts of chlorine in his morning coffee, Roby Johnson set up cameras in their home which caught his wife in the act, which he then reported to police
Target believes his wife’s diabolical plan was motivated by greed – to try and collect his death benefits
The pair who were still living together with their child, were going through a divorce
Arraigned on Friday, Melody Johnson pled not guilty and is being is being held at the Pima County Jail on a bond of $250,000 bond
Her next appearance in court is scheduled for September 6.
Melody Felicano Johnson [photo], was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree attempted murder, attempting to commit aggravated assault and poisoning food or drink. Her plot allegedly began when the family was stationed in Germany and continued in Arizona
An woman in Arizona has been accused of trying to kill her US Air Force husband by poisoning his coffee with bleach, after cameras he set up secretly in their home to caught her in the act.
Melody Felicano Johnson allegedly poured a toxic substance into her husband Roby Johnson’s morning coffee at their home on multiple occasions. The dad believes that she was doing it to try and collect his death benefits.
She was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree attempted murder, attempting to commit aggravated assault and poisoning food or drink.
Johnson was stationed in Germany for work in March 2023, when he thought his coffee started tasting ‘very bad.’
His wife would prep his coffee the night before, so in the mornings he just had to turn it on to have his caffeine fix. Because of his suspicions, he bought pool testing strips, dipped them in his coffee pot, which showed ‘high levels of chlorine.’
He also set up cameras, which showed his wife Melody pouring something into the coffee pot.
Arizona cops initially were reluctant to arrest the suspect based on footage recorded overseas. Roby Johnson then collected new incriminating footage from his home in Arizona and went back to the police, before she was taken into custody
According to the report, he pretended that he continued to drink the spiked coffee but did not file a police report until he arrived back in the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in the US in June.
Placed in temporary housing Tucson, he set up cameras set up more cameras – over the coffee machine, in the laundry room where the bleach is kept, and another showing the route from the laundry to the coffee maker.
Armed with the new footage, Johnson went back to the police with his evidence.
When cops finally arrested Melody at the home, the coffee pot smelt like bleach, according to the police report.
The arrest warrant also states that the husband thought his wife was trying to kill him ‘to collect death benefits.’ The pair who were still living in the same home with their child, although they were going through a divorce.
At an arraignment on Friday, Melody Johnson pleaded not guilty and is being is being held at the Pima County Jail on a bond of $250,000.
Last month the prosecution told the court that Johnson had just bought a house and had family in the Philippines, and was therefore a flight risk.
The mom is set to appear in court on September 6.