September 1, 2013 |
On April 17, a Pennsylvania physician named Autumn Klein, dreaming of a second child, sent her husband a hopeful text message: "According to my calendar I ovulate tomorrow. " "Perfect timing," her husband typed back. And, he reminded her, "Creatine" - referring to the energy drink he'd been mixing up. "Will it stimulate egg production too?" she asked. He answered simply - according to a police report - by sending an emoticon, a bright yellow smiley face. Three days later, Klein, 41, was dead; hospital tests found a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood.
August 2, 2013 |
Stephen "Stippo" Rakes, who had frequently and vocally accused James "Whitey" Bulger of stealing his liquor store, was poisoned to death when an acquaintance laced his coffee with cyanide, Massachusetts authorities said Friday. Police arrested William Camuti, 69, of Sudbury, Mass., Middlesex Dist. Atty. Marian Ryan said, and have charged him with attempted murder, misleading police, and unlawful disposition of human remains. Camuti is suspected of luring Rakes to a meeting with a promise of a real estate deal.
March 1, 2013 |
The examination of the exhumed body of a Chicago lottery winner had found nothing new that would change the original finding of homicide by poison, the chief medical examiner said on Friday. At a news conference, Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina said that Urooj Khan, whose body was exhumed on Jan. 18, died from cyanide toxicity with heart disease as a contributing factor. Weeks before Khan died on July 20, he won a lottery prize of about $425,000 after taxes. “As a pathologist you have to look at the totality of the evidence,” Cina told reporters, according to media reports from the news conference.
January 21, 2013 |
Urooj Khan, the Chicago lottery winner who likely died of cyanide poisoning, has been buried for a second time, but it could be a long time before the mystery around his death is put to rest. Khan, 46, was reburied Monday afternoon following his exhumation Friday morning. He died in July, weeks after winning $1 million in the Illinois lottery. Officials reclassified his death as a homicide after a blood sample showed cyanide. Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina's office conducted an autopsy on Khan on Friday to take hair, fingernail and organ samples from his remains.
January 17, 2013 |
Authorities on Friday plan to exhume the body of a Chicago lottery winner who officials say died of cyanide poisoning, police confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Last week, a Cook County judge gave the medical examiner's office approval to remove Urooj Khan's body to conduct an autopsy. Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina said in a court filing that his office needs to confirm the cyanide poisoning finding and “rule out any other natural causes that might have contributed to or caused Mr. Khan's death.
July 27, 2012 |
Michael Marin, an outdoor enthusiast and former Wall Street trader, killed himself by swallowing cyanide in an Arizona courtroom moments after he was convicted of arson, officials have ruled. Marin, 53, was sitting at the defendant's table in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix when the verdict was returned June 28. He was caught on video, slumping forward, head in hands, and he appeared to swallow something that had been hidden in his fingers. He also drank from a water bottle.