Man's lawyers deny wife's poison claims

photo An investigator with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department carries evidence bags into the home of Dr. Hal Hill on Lookout Mountain Tuesday.

photo Dr. Hal Hill

The attorneys for the doctor whose wife has accused him of poisoning her coffee denied the allegations Wednesday afternoon.

Liesa Hill, a pharmacist, filed an order of protection Friday against her husband, Dr. Hal Hill. She said she suspected he was poisoning her coffee and causing her to be ill. Lab results confirmed last week that a sample of coffee Liesa Hill gave investigators contained high levels of barium.

The firm Davis & Hoss is representing Hal Hill, attorney Lee Davis said.