Pharmacist Accused of Attempted Murder Has Charges Dropped

A pharmacist accused of injecting his wife with a medication she did not need is no longer facing charges.

A pharmacist accused of injecting his wife with a medication she did not need is no longer facing charges.

Pharmacist Lee Scott Renfro of Johnson City, Tennessee, was originally accused of attempted first-degree murder in 2014 for administering liraglutide (Victoza) into his wife’s upper thigh while she was in the hospital, WCYB reported.

She did not have diabetes and could have had a dangerous reaction to the drug.

Charges against the pharmacist were lowered, and on October 16, 2015, a judge dismissed the remaining charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, WCYB reported.

The pharmacist’s defense attorneys had argued that the case be tossed out because of delays in conducting DNA testing.

Judge Lisa Rice cited bureaucratic delays involving prosecutors and investigators.

Back in 2014, a nurse said he found Renfro acting suspiciously in his wife’s room, and staff discovered a syringe of Victoza under a blanket on his lap, according to Johnson City Press.

The pharmacist denied administering anything to his wife, Martha Renfro. Meanwhile, Martha said she thought her husband had pinched her, and she cried when she saw the syringe.

The pharmacist has worked at the West Towne Pharmacy in Johnson City for more than 22 years, according to WCYB.