A Lansdale woman sitting in prison on a six-year sentence from a federal conviction over the use of chemical weapons will have her appeal heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Carol-Anne Bond, 42, of Lansdale, pleaded guilty to and was convicted of being a terrorist for spreading deadly chemicals around the home of her husband’s mistress in 2006, according to the Associated Press.
According to the article, the mistress — Bond’s former friend Myrlinda Haynes — got a thumb burn. The federal court said Bond tried to poison the woman via toxic chemicals on her car door handle and mailbox.
Bond plans to argue that the case should have been a magisterial and common pleas one; a federal grand jury indicted Bond on two counts of possession and use of a chemical weapon, according to the report.
The court claimed Bond violated an international treaty under the 1993 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, according to the report.
Bond, who is barren, discovered Haynes was pregnant — but the father was Bond’s husband of 14 years, Clifford.
In a revenge plot, Bond stole 10-chloro-10H phenoxarsine from her laboratory job and purchased potassium dichromate from Amazon.com, according to the report. Both chemicals are deadly if ingested or exposed to the skin.
Bond spread the chemicals on Haynes’ car door handle and in the tailpipe. Haynes suffered a minor burn and called the local authorities, according to the report. The local police did not investigate to Haynes’ satisfaction.
Chemicals were also found on Haynes’ mailbox, and she called the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS conducted surveillance on the mailbox, which captured Bond placing chemicals on the mailbox and Haynes’ car.