Published: Jul 06, 2011 8:13 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 06, 2011 7:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a woman accused of giving an elderly Utah man a peach smoothie spiked with antifreeze has been charged with attempted murder.

Police in Vernal, Utah, say 33-year-old Selena Irene York was arrested Tuesday in Eugene, Ore.

Court records show York and her daughter were living in Vernal with Edward Zurbuchen in 2008. Police say the man nearly died after York bought the smoothie from a nearby store, dumped out half of it and poured in antifreeze before he drank it. He was 78 years old at the time.

Authorities say York confessed to detectives recently after she was confronted with information provided by a jilted boyfriend.

It wasn't immediately clear if York had an attorney or when she would be brought back to Utah to face the charges.

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