MIAMI – A defense attorney has suggested that a spray tan might be to blame for the death of a 33-year-old South Florida woman whose husband is now facing a second-degree murder charge.
Prosecutors believe 36-year-old Aventura developer Adam Kaufman strangled his wife, Eleonora Kaufman, in November 2007. But during a bond hearing Tuesday, defense attorney Bill Matthewman floated a different theory.
Matthewman said arsenic or some other accidental poison in a spray tan might be to blame for Eleonora Kaufman's death. Matthewman asked Miami-Dade chief medical examiner Dr. Bruce A. Hyma if officials investigated adverse reactions to spray tans.
Eleonora Kaufman got a spray tan one day before she died. The hearing is scheduled to continue Wednesday.