BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The murder trial for the woman accused of poisoning and killing her boyfriend in East Baton Rouge Parish is about to wrap up.

The state and the defense rested their case today in the trial for Meshell Hale. 

The first witness today was environmental toxicologist expert, Dr. Patricia Williams. She explained how barium acetate can be used as a poison and how the medical experts found over 2000 times the average amount in the liver of Damion Skipper, Hales’s late boyfriend.

Her husband, Arthur Noflin’s body was found burned almost a year later.  Dr. Williams said there is evidence that Noflin was poisoned as well, leading up to his death saying medical records show that he lost the ability to move his body except for his eyelids. 

The attorneys are expected to give closing arguments Thursday.