But the judge said she was not a "criminal in any shape or form" after hearing she was "driven over the edge" by 30 years of abuse at the hands of her husband Robert. A former hospital chef who laced her cheating husband's cake with rat poison in a bid to "stop him leaving the house to see his mistress" was spared jail today. A judge told Yvonne Godwin, 56, that she was not a "criminal in any shape or form" after hearing she was "driven over the edge" by 30 years of abuse at the hands of her husband Robert. She finally reached breaking point when she learned he was having an affair with her best friend's sister and baked two cakes laced with blue rat poison But the grey-haired grandmother confessed to the police the next day and admitted she had tried to poison her former husband, and had also eaten some of the cake herself. The once-married couple, who have been together for more than 30 years, had divorced 17 years ago but reconciled shortly after. More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-laced-cheating-husbands-cake-rat-poison.html Let this be a warning to cheating husbands, do you think? she was recovering from cancer when she found out what he was up to when she "only used a teaspoon of rat poison in his fruitcake." the husband wants her back but the judge said as a condition of her suspended sentence she had to keep away from hubby for 12 months. her husband denied she had tried to poison him, but the evidence was clear and she admitted it anyway. friends said Mrs Godwin was a wonderful cook.