updated 10/4/2004 6:18:59 PM ET 2004-10-04T22:18:59

A woman convicted of fatally poisoning her husband with antifreeze was indicted Monday on charges she later killed a boyfriend the same way. Authorities allege life insurance was the motive in both cases.

Prosecutor Jack Mallard said he will consider seeking the death penalty against Lynn Turner, 36, for the 2001 death of firefighter Randy Thompson. A grand jury indicted Turner on a charge of malice murder, Mallard said.

In May, she was convicted of murder in the 1995 death of her husband, police officer Glenn Turner, 31, and sentenced to life in prison.

That trial hinged on Lynn Turner’s alleged involvement in the antifreeze poisoning death of Thompson, 32. Though she hadn’t been charged at the time in that case, prosecutors won a judge’s approval to draw on similarities between the two men’s deaths at the trial over Glenn Turner’s death.

Prosecutors said Lynn Turner wanted to collect on the men’s life insurance. Defense lawyers have argued the cases were largely circumstantial and noted that authorities initially ruled that both men had died of natural causes.

It wasn’t until a few months after Thompson’s death that police launched a criminal investigation. Police said new testing on the men’s bodies showed they were poisoned with ethylene glycol, the sweet, odorless chemical in antifreeze.

Lynn Turner, a former 911 operator, judge’s aide, sheriff’s assistant and district attorney’s secretary, has maintained her innocence.

Turner defense lawyer Jimmy Berry said Monday he had expected the new indictment. “Obviously, we’re going to have to try the case again,” he said.

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