Tylenol Cyanide Scare~"The Chicago Tylenol murders occurred when seven people died after taking pain-relief medicine capsules that had been poisoned. The poisonings, code-named TYMURS by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, took place in late 1982 in the Chicago area of the United States. These poisonings involved Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules, manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which had been laced with potassium cyanide. The incidents led to reforms in the packaging of over...
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Chicago Tylenol murders remain unsolved mystery 30 years later. Sept.29,1982. Mary Kellerman took Tylenol for a sore throat. Unfortunately, she died from the med, which had been laced w/cyanide. Adam Janus,27 also died from taking Tylenol. Ultimately, 7 died from the tainted medicine by Oct 1, 1982 including 4 women, 2 men & 1 child. This crime is still under investigation by the FBI w/James W. Lewis prime suspect.
Arsenic was widely used as a medicine in the 19th & 20th centuries. The development of forensic toxicology coincided with the spread of mass-produced & commercially distributed medicines & poisons, & an associated rise in murders & suicides involving those substances.
Hermine Braunsteiner, at Majdanek, selected women and children for execution, and whipped/stamped women to death. Nazi-hunters tracked her to USA. At her 1975 trial in Germany, a witness told how she “seized children by their hair and threw them on trucks heading to the gas chambers.” She directly murdered 80 people, abetted the murder of 102 children, and collaborated in the murder of 1,000 people. She was released in 1996 for health reasons. She died in 1999.
1930 vintage mugshot of convicted murderer Gordon Northcott re. Wineville Chicken Murders As many as 20 boys in Wineville, Calif., die at the hands of sadistic sex maniac Gordon Stewart Northcott in the late 1920s Young Sanford Clark helps put end to the terror as sicko's nephew became unwilling accomplice in uncle's murders.
Nicholas W. Calabrese - The first made man ever to testify against the Chicago Outfit. His testimony and cooperation with federal prosecutors helped result in the 2007 murder convictions of mobsters Joseph Lombardo, James Marcello and Frank Calabrese, Sr.
Lizzie Borden - (July 19, 1860 - June 1, 1927) was a woman in New England who was tried for killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet on August 4, 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts. Although Lizzie Borden was acquitted, no one else was ever arrested or tried and she has remained a notorious figure in American folklore. Dispute over the identity of the killer or killers continues to this day. - Just finished a book about this, in it, her half brother killed them.
Anjette Lyles was born in Georgia in 1917. Between 1952-1958, she murdered 2 husbands, her mother-in-law and 9-year old daughter by arsenic poisoning all for the insurance money. In 1958, she was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. She was later found to be insane and spent the rest of her life at the state mental institution in Milledgeville, Georgia. She died of a heart attack in 1977 aged 60.
Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Baronet of Brook Street was a prominent 19th-century English physician. Gull is remembered for a number of significant contributions to medical science, including advancing the understanding of myxoedema, Bright's disease, paraplegia and anorexia nervosa (for which he first established the name). Since the 1970s, Gull has been linked to the unsolved 1888 Whitechapel murders (Jack the Ripper) case.