Johnson City man charged with attempted first-degree murder afte

Johnson City man charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly injecting wife with diabetes drug

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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - A Johnson City man was arrested for attempted first-degree murder Wednesday after he allegedly injected his wife with a drug commonly prescribed to diabetes patients, according to District Attorney General Tony Clark.

According to a police report, Lee Scott Renfro, 51, of 15 South Hills Circle, allegedly injected his wife, Martha Renfro, with Victoza, a diabetes drug that she was not prescribed.

Police were called to Johnson City Medical Center around 3 a.m. Wednesday to investigate the allegations from a nurse who claimed that he was walking by the room and saw Martha jump and then saw her blood pressure increase. 

According to a JCPD report, the nurse told investigators that he believed that Lee injected his wife with a drug.

Martha had reportedly been treated for the past few weeks for an unknown condition that required her to be hospitalized on three separate occasions.

Lee was asked by investigators to go to the police station for questioning and after he was interviewed by police they charged him with one count of attempted first-degree murder, according to the report.

Clark said based on the evidence in the case, there was enough to charge Lee.

Both Lee and Martha Renfro worked as pharmacists in Johnson City.

Lee was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court Friday.

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