Summary

Footage Information

CONUS Archive
201827
Rat Poison Camera
Ft. Lauderdale
PKG*
3/16/2001
50:29
2:13
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Femesha Foster, Poisoned Boss Dr. Mark Caruso, Victim Dorthy Brown, Mother Ed Walsh, Prosecutor Lynn Gordon, Reporting
WOMAN WALKING AND CRYING IN COURT FIRST, CARUSO LISTENING SHOW FOSTER LISTENING TO FEMESHA, SURVEILLANCE VIDEO, CUTAWAY TO JUDGE LISTENING TO MOM, CARUSO SOT, FOSTER CRYING, HUSBAND IN CROWD, MOTHER SOT, SURVEILLANCE VIDEO, FOSTER SOT, JUDGE LISTENING, FOSTER GETTING FINGERPRINTS, MAN SOT, REPORTER STAND UP.
WOMAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA TRYING TO POISON HER BOSS.
LEAD: IT WAS A COLD, CALCULATING CRIME... THE WEAPON -- A COLD DRINK. UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE DEFENDANT, IT WAS ALSO A CRIME THAT WAS "CAUGHT ON CAMERA." AS LYNN GORDON TELLS US, THE WOMAN CONVICTED IN THIS POISON PLOT, HAS RECEIVED THE MAXIMUM PENALTY. SCRIPT: HANDCUFFED AND CRYING , FEMESHA FOSTER WALKS UP TO ASK A JUDGE FOR MERCY -- AND TO OFFER A TEARFUL APOLOGY TO THE MAN SHE TRIED TO POISON. (***SOT***) SOT-Femesha Foster/Poisoned Boss;:11- there's not a day go by that i don't think of the impact i had on your life and what i put you through or what you lost i don't know if you can ever forgive me .] WHAT FOSTER PUT HER FORMER BOSS MARK CARUSO THROUGH TURNED HIS LIFE UPSIDE DOWN. LAST MONTH THE 33-YEAR OLD WAS FOUND GUILTY OF PUTTING RAT POISON IN HIS DR. PEPPER SODA. FOSTER WORKED FOR CARUSO WHILE HE WAS AN OPTOMETRIST AT A WAL-MART IN PEMBROKE PINES. A SURVEILLANCE CAMERA ABOVE CARUSO'S DESK CAPTURING THE WHOLE THING ON VIDEOTAPE . IT'S A DAY HE'LL NEVER FORGET. SOT-Dr. Mark Caruso/Victim;:47 "all i could picture was my family in new york getting a phone call saying your son's been poisoned" "he's dead and they wouldn't have any idea what's going on" "it's just been a nightmare i cant trust anybody." FOSTER SAT CRYING DURING MUCH OF HER SENTENCING HEARING -- HER HUSBAND AND 3-YEAR OLD SON ALSO LISTENING AS FOSTER'S MOTHER BEGGED THE JUDGE FOR MERCY. SOT-Dorothy Brown/Mother;1:11 "she's always been an obedient child i had two girls i raised them to do right." FOSTER CLAIMS SHE POISONED CARUSO TO "BUY TIME" IN THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST HER. SHE'D BEEN WRITING CHECKS FROM HIS BUSINESS ACCOUNT AND KNEW HE WAS ON TO HER. SOT- "i am terribly sorry for what ive done to you and your family as well as my family." BUT THE JUDGE THROWING THE BOOK AT FOSTER -- SENTENCING HER TO THE MAXIMUM 20 YEARS IN PRISON. SOT-Ed Walsh/Prosecutor;1:44 "the jury gave us a just verdict and considered the arguments and now we've had a just sentence ." SOT-"we're disappointed but not surprised." FOSTER EVENTUALLY WROTE CARUSO A LETTER OF APOLOGY AND REPAID THE 26-HUNDRED DOLLARS SHE STOLE FROM HIM. HER ATTORNEY PLANS TO APPEAL THE SENTENCE WHICH COULD KEEP HER BEHIND BARS UNTIL SHE'S 53 . IN FT. LAUDERDALE LYNN GORDON 7NEWS. RECAP
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