Alabama chiropractor accused of poisoning his estranged wife with LEAD particles is freed on bond 


An Alabama chiropractor accused trying to kill his wife by giving her vitamins tainted with lead has been free on half a million dollars bond so that he can pay alimony and child support. 

Brian Mann, 33, left Morgan County Jail on Wednesday just five days after he’d been arrested and charged with attempted murder. 

Mann is accused of giving wife Hannah Pettey, 24, what he said was a ‘dietary supplement’ for several months that he said would make her immune system stronger. 

What the pills were actually doing was poisoning Pettey, as they contained particles of lead. She was hospitalized on January 18, 2022 and wasn’t healthy enough to return home for two months.

Hannah Pettey, 24, with the couple's two children

Brian Mann, 33, left Morgan County Jail on Wednesday just five days after he’d been arrested and charged with attempted murder. Mann is accused of giving wife Hannah Pettey, 24, what he said was a ‘dietary supplement’ for several months that he said would make her immune system stronger

Just days after she left the hospital, Pettey dropped her bombshell accusation of attempted murder and filed for divorce, detailing the $1.3million in life insurance policies he held against her and another $1.5million in two additional insurance applications that were denied. 

She amended her complaint days later, saying Mann ‘perpetrated acts of assault upon her person … by intentionally causing her to unwittingly ingest particles of lead.’

Mann’s response was that she had ‘no probable cause’ because he had not been arrested or served with a search warrant and that she was using the criminal investigation to extort him. 

By August, the divorce was halted to allow police to finish their investigation. 

In late August, Mann was indicted and on September 2 he’d been arrested for attempted murder.

He was released on $500,000 bond on September 7 with the conditions that he turn in his guns, wear an ankle monitor and give up his passport. 

A week later, however, Mann had his bond revoked because he allegedly did not give away his passport. 

Mann's response to Pettey's lawsuit was that she had 'no probable cause' because he had not been arrested or served with a search warrant and that she was using the criminal investigation to extort him

Mann’s response to Pettey’s lawsuit was that she had ‘no probable cause’ because he had not been arrested or served with a search warrant and that she was using the criminal investigation to extort him

Pettey dropped her bombshell accusation of attempted murder and filed for divorce days after leaving the hospital, detailing the $1.3million in life insurance policies he held against her and another $1.5million in two additional insurance applications that were denied

Pettey dropped her bombshell accusation of attempted murder and filed for divorce days after leaving the hospital, detailing the $1.3million in life insurance policies he held against her and another $1.5million in two additional insurance applications that were denied

Mann and Pettey's shared home in Hartselle, Alabama

Mann and Pettey’s shared home in Hartselle, Alabama

In late November, Mann’s father filed an affidavit asking his son to be released and promising he wouldn’t flee the country, according to News 19.

‘It is my belief that Brian is not a flight risk,’ he wrote. ‘He has quite a bit of his life and resources invested in Morgan County, Alabama, and it is my belief that it is his intention to stay in Morgan County, Alabama, throughout the duration of these proceedings.’ 

His father and his father’s wife filed a report to the State Department demanding it be declared as missing after an exhaustive search. 

On Wednesday, Mann was freed again, with Judge Charles Elliott threatening him that ‘so much as a speeding ticket’ would result in him being back behind bars. 

While Elliott seemingly did not want to release Mann, he noted that he was $8,000 behind in alimony payments and it would only get worse the longer he remained in jail. It’s unclear if Mann still has his license or if he can pay the money necessary.

In late November, Mann's father filed an affidavit asking his son to be released and promising he wouldn't flee the country in an attempt to free him on bond

In late November, Mann’s father filed an affidavit asking his son to be released and promising he wouldn’t flee the country in an attempt to free him on bond

While a judge seemingly did not want to release Mann, he noted that he was $8,000 behind in alimony payments to Pettey and it would only get worse the longer he remained in jail

While a judge seemingly did not want to release Mann, he noted that he was $8,000 behind in alimony payments to Pettey and it would only get worse the longer he remained in jail

The judge did not want Mann and Pettey's children to suffer with him in jail and behind on alimony

The judge did not want Mann and Pettey’s children to suffer with him in jail and behind on alimony

Mann’s passport is still unaccounted for, according to court filings. 

He must also not leave his house between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., he must return to jail every weekend between 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday and must where a GPS ankle monitor.

He must also make no contact with his wife – who filed a motion to restart divorce proceedings in September – and must take drug tests and not be found in possession of alcohol.

A jury trial is scheduled to begin on October 23. 

It’s not Mann’s only legal issue, as he also faces a malpractice lawsuit from a patient who said that he intentionally performed chiropractic manipulation that gave her an inability to walk, according to the Hartselle Enquirer. 

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