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DPS: East Texas man arrested for attempted murder after trying to poison man's beer

ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - A deep East Texas man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to poison a friend of his estranged girlfriend.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers took Michael Favors, 40, of Zavalla, into custody for reportedly putting a toxic substance in the beer of a friend of his estranged girlfriend.

On June 9, the intended victim reportedly ingested a small amount of the beer before noticing a granular consistency and stopped drinking the beverage.

Investigators recovered evidence that supported the elements of the crime of attempted murder.

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.


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