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Sampson Man Pleads Guilty to Poisoning Wife

Posted April 10, 2008

— A Sampson County man will spend the rest of his life in prison for poisoning his wife to death.

Perry Bass pleaded guilty to murder in the 2005 death of his wife. He admitted he used a pesticide to kill her.

Prosecutors said he spiked her food with a chemical that's commonly used at hog farms.

As part of the plea, another murder charge and an attempted murder charge were dropped against Bass.

One of his sons died of poisoning in 2001. The year before that, his youngest son spent a month in the hospital after he was poisoned.


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  • HappyGirl08 Apr 11, 2008

    What the world was his problem? Just leave if you don't want to be there. No reason to try to wipe out all of your family.

  • clickclackity2 Apr 10, 2008

    This should've been top news along time ago. Are they not gonna get him for the other two poisonings?

  • mbs Apr 10, 2008

    No, no--that should be reap what you sow. See if you can find soe in your dictionary.

  • justwondering2 Apr 10, 2008

    This guy was trying to wipe out his entire family.

  • blackdog Apr 10, 2008

    ...There is a reason for having a door or two on your house.

  • pantheelsfan Apr 10, 2008

    Sorry that shouldve been reap what you soe

  • pantheelsfan Apr 10, 2008

    I just dont understand people. Wouldnt it have been easier just to divorce her. People think they are so much above the law that nothings gonna happen to them... YOU REAP WHAT YOU SEW..