Utah woman allegedly gave boyfriend drain cleaner to ‘go into eternal sleep’: report

A Utah woman who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly giving her a boyfriend a spoonful of drain cleaner told police she wanted him to “go into eternal sleep.”

Police were called to a Salt Lake City hospital around 8:40 p.m. on Monday for a 50-year-old man who’d swallowed drain cleaner, a probable cause statement said.

Elle Yoshio Weissman allegedly gave her boyfriend a spoonful of drain cleaner earlier this week. 

Elle Yoshio Weissman allegedly gave her boyfriend a spoonful of drain cleaner earlier this week.  (Salt Lake County Jail )

Elle Yoshio Weissman, 43, of South Salt Lake was arrested Tuesday and booked into Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and surreptitious administering of a certain substance – both second-degree felonies, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

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Weissman allegedly told police she gave her boyfriend a spoonful of Drano when he was partially asleep so he would “go into eternal sleep,” The Tribune reported, citing court documents.

According to a jail booking report, cited by KSL-TV, "Elle said her boyfriend thought she was giving him his medicine" and she was aware the Drano could kill him.

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South Salt Lake police said her boyfriend survived the “eternal sleep” and is recovering in the hospital.