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January 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
A county prosecutor resigned and checked into a psychiatric hospital Friday after state police determined that he had fabricated a story that two men tried to assassinate him on New Year's Day. Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell, who routinely accompanied police officers on drug busts, may face criminal charges after the investigation and a psychiatric evaluation, Atty. Gen. Peter N. Perretti said.
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January 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
A county prosecutor resigned and checked into a psychiatric hospital Friday after state police determined that he had fabricated a story that two men tried to assassinate him on New Year's Day. Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell, who routinely accompanied police officers on drug busts, may face criminal charges after the investigation and a psychiatric evaluation, Atty. Gen. Peter N. Perretti said.
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September 4, 1986
A man described only as in his early 20s collapsed and died in Runnemede, N.J., after apparently drinking a cup of chicken noodle soup that was contaminated with cyanide, authorities said. Leigh Cook, a state Health Department spokeswoman, said tests revealed "there was cyanide poisoning in both the body fluids of the man and cyanide in the residue" of the soup packet. Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell said the man died Monday at a hospital.
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July 28, 1989 | From United Press International
A medical examiner concluded Thursday that a 17-year-old boy who died in January after eating a cyanide-laced container of yogurt committed suicide. Camden County medical examiner Dr. Robert Segal ruled that Thomas Lee of Haddonfield had been depressed and that the boy was one of only three people with access to the poisonous cyanide in his father's laboratory, county prosecutor Samuel Asbell said.
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January 4, 1989 | Associated Press
Cyanide has been found in a container of yogurt eaten by a teen-ager who became critically ill Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported. Laboratory tests by the FDA confirmed the presence of cyanide and federal officials informed the state Health Department. The victim, Thomas Lee, 17, of Haddonfield, was in critical condition at West Jersey Hospital's Eastern Division in Voorhees, said George Kerns, a spokesman for Camden County prosecutor Samuel Asbell.
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September 4, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The cyanide-tainted packet of instant chicken-noodle soup that killed a man on Labor Day was apparently poisoned in a random act by a "diabolically sick individual," investigators said today as they revealed a second packet in the box also had been poisoned. Packages of Lipton Cup-a-Soup were pulled from store shelves in southern New Jersey as authorities investigated the death, treating it as a homicide.
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September 5, 1986 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
A New Jersey man who died earlier this week after eating cyanide-laced Lipton Cup-A-Soup appears to be the first victim of random tampering with packaged food, authorities said Thursday. Louis Denber, a 27-year-old RCA technician, died Monday, roughly four hours after tasting a small amount of the soup, which had been purchased several days earlier by his mother, Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell said.
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