Money Roundup: Cyanide Poisoning Edition

by Michael on Jan 19, 2013

Last night, while perusing the news, I ran across a story about the body of an Illinois lottery winner being exhumed. He died shortly after picking up his winnings, and the toxicology report now shows that he was poisoned.

Doctors apparently initially assumed that he died of natural causes, but a call from a relative prompted them to run a slate of toxicology tests. Lo and behold, they found evidence of cyanide poisoning, and have since ruled his death a homicide.

So… The next time you dream of winning the lottery, consider the possible downsides. In addition to worrying about the financial problems that can follow a sudden windfall, you have to be on the lookout for murderous family members.

And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:

That’s it. Hope you’re having a great weekend.


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