- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says a Lakeland woman accused of drugging and killing a man with whom she had an affair has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

The Ledger (http://bit.ly/1lPVhk8) reported Wednesday that 58-year-old Virginia Collins went to elaborate lengths to throw suspicion off of her, even contacting one of its reporters with a false story.

Detectives say Collins, who is married to another man, slipped the 65-year-old Gary Greenfield a sedative.

The murder investigation was launched after Greenfield’s body was found by a handyman.

Collins and Greenfield had known each other since she was a teen. Judd said her husband didn’t know that Greenfield was living in the couple’s rental apartment.

Collins is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. It’s unclear if she’s retained an attorney.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

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