updated 7/11/2004 8:37:30 PM ET 2004-07-12T00:37:30

A woman was charged with killing her brother-in-law by poisoning his fruit drink with antifreeze, police said Sunday.

Maryann Neabor, 53, turned herself in early Sunday at a diner parking lot, accompanied by her lawyer. She was charged with murder and jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Police accused Neabor of poisoning her brother-in-law with a drink she concocted that included pineapple juice, maraschino cherries and antifreeze.

The victim, Jonathan Neabor, had been visiting his brother and sister-in-law at their home last week. Police said he spent the night there after drinking the tainted beverage, becoming nauseated and dizzy. He was taken to a hospital and died Friday, police said.

Maryann Neabor, an emergency medical technician, was at hospital while her brother-in-law was being treated.

Tests revealed that Jonathan Neabor had ingested ethylene glycol, the sweet, odorless chemical used as antifreeze.

State police said the “financial resources” of Jonathan Neabor, a retired postal worker, were a potential motive for the crime. They did not release the name of her attorney.

Jonathan Neabor’s brother, Michael Neabor, 54, was not charged. He did not return a message left Sunday by The Associated Press.

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