A Pennsylvania man has been charged with murder after allegedly injecting his girlfriend with a fatal dose of cocaine as part of a suicide pact, but then pulling out of killing himself after watching her die.
Anthony Michael Noble, 27, of Phoenixville, is also charged with drug delivery resulting in death, tampering with evidence, and related crimes.
His girlfriend, Joette L. Mullen, 27, was found dead in her car on the morning of December 14 near Schuylkill Canal Park in Mont Clare.
She and Noble had made a ‘Rome and Juliet-style’ suicide pact, but that he pulled out after witnessing Mullen have a seizure and die, Philly.com reported.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele says the evidence shows Noble purposefully prepared a fatal dose of cocaine and then injected it in Mullen’s arm.
‘This is First Degree Murder similar to a case where somebody takes a gun, loads it, points it at somebody, pulls the trigger and kills them,’ he told Georgia World.
In his first interview with police, Noble said that he and Mullen were using rock and powder cocaine they bought in Philadelphia on December 13.
He said they agreed to do ‘big shots’ and, and passed out after injecting her and himself.
He claimed that he woke to find Mullen unresponsive.
Noble said he tried CPR, but fled when he realized she was dead.
He said he took the drugs and through everything in the river.
He told police that Mullen ‘hated life and didn’t want to be here anymore’.
However police then interviewed one of Noble’s friends, who said the suspect told him about the suicide pact, which he described as ‘Romeo and Juliet-style’.
He said Noble couldn’t go through with the pact after seeing what happened to Mullen.
Noble was then interviewed again by police, and admitted to what happened.
Mullen’s mother, Linda Ward, said her daughter suffered from depression.
Mullen’s last text message was to her mother – sent at 2:04 a.m. the day she was found dead, and said: ‘Mom, I’m fine.’
Originally posted on Daily Mail