A story about allegations by a Lookout Mountain, Tn., woman that her doctor husband has been poisioning her is making national news.
ABC sent an Atlanta crew to Lookout Mountain on Monday night and the story was featured on this morning's "Good Morning America."
Liesa Francine Hill has been granted an order of protection after she said she found Dr. Hal Hill was putting a dangerous chemical into her coffee.
Circuit Court Judge Marie Williams signed the protective order, which directs Dr. Hill to stay away from his wife. He has declined any comment.
No criminal charges have been filed, but detectives combed through the stately brick Hill home on Fairy Trail for several hours on Monday.
Randy Bowden, Lookout Mountain, Tn., poiice chief, said the investigation "will be slow and methodical."
On ABC, pundit Nancy Grace noted that poisoning cases can be difficult to prove.
She said Dr. Hill has an impeccable medical career and no hint of any criminal activity.
A typical defense tactic would be that the wife was framing her husband, she said.
But Ms. Grace noted that in the order of protection Ms. Hill said she saw her husband putting something in her morning coffee. That coffee was tested and found to have high levels of the dangerous chemical barium.
Certain levels of barium can kill an individual or paralyze them, the ABC commentators pointed out.
Nancy Grace said the alleged eye witness experience of Ms. Hill in spotting her husband putting something in the coffee is very strong evidence.