Tianle Li, a former chemist at Bristol-Myers Squibb, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for poisoning her husband, Xiaoye Wang, the Associated Press reports.

Li was convicted of murder and hindering apprehension in July. The prosecution argued that she ordered the poison thallium, which is tasteless, odorless, difficult to detect, and fatal in small amounts, through work, the AP says.

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