EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSHusband Of Barbour County Prosecutor Pleads Guilty In Snooping Case
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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 2, 2013 12:49 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 2, 2013 12:54 PM EDT
Morgantown, Monongalia County , West Virginia
The husband of a prosecutor in north-central West Virginia has pleaded guilty to drugging his wife so he could examine her cell phone and email histories.
The Exponent Telegram reported that William Francis Poling Jr.,42, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery Friday in Monongalia County Magistrate Court. He was fined $500 and agreed to pay $2,000 in restitution.
Poling is estranged from his wife, Barbour County Prosecutor Leckta Poling.
State Police Sgt. G.S. Petsko said Frank Poling doubted the stability of his 19-year marriage and admitted to slipping a sedative into her drink in 2012.
Special Prosecutor Lea Anne Hawkins of Marion County handled the case.
Poling is the son of Delegate Mary Poling, D-Barbour.
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