A Bonne Terre woman has pleaded guilty to a charge that she poisoned her neighbor with a meat preservative. The lawyer for Tina Vazquez says she did it so she could make a play for the woman’s husband.

She’ll be sentenced later to as much as 20 years in prison.

The woman poisoned, Angela Hausler, suffered brain damage. Her husband says her treatments and care have ruined the family financially – that he owes more than $60,000 in medical bills and is about to lose his house and car.