Skip to comments.Dad Admits Poisoning Kids' Soup
Posted on 02/07/2007 8:05:39 AM PST by RedRightReturn
ATLANTA (AP) - February 7, 2007 - A Georgia man has admitted forcing his young children to eat soup laced with hot peppers, lighter fluid and prescription drugs.
Authorities say William Cunningham served the poisoned soup to his three-year-old son and 18-month-old daughter in an attempt to extort money from the Campbell Soup Company. The children recovered after being hospitalized twice last year.
Under a plea deal, Cunningham faces up to five years in federal prison.
According to prosecutors, Cunningham called Campbell and threatened to sue.
(Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Up to five years?
What the H is wrong with our system?
Words fail me.
I love my son.
And no charges for what he did to THE KIDS. Only to Campbell's Soup Company.
My thoughts as well. This isn't attempted extortion, it's attempted murder!
Right out of The Sixth Sense.
Man! I sure screwed up this post.
Sick bastard. May he rot in hell for what he tried to do. Those poor kids.
That's a whole new level of sick.
No children deserve that father. I pray they are given a fresh start somewhere else.
My thoughts exactly. . .
. . .did they think the kid's would miss their father or what? Why didn't this - whomever-what - lace the soup and take it himself. A trip or two to the hospital; he could have proceeded with'business as usual'.
Wish he had; and wish as well, he had miscalculated; overdosed and was no longer here to enjoy working out with weights in prison; while looking forward to his freedom in about. . ..eighteen months.
--And no charges for what he did to THE KIDS. Only to Campbell's Soup Company. Idiots. --
Five counts of Child Cruelty.
Maybe they felt sorry for him because he almost became childless.
< /s >
Don't expect me to make sense out of it. He should have been fed his own soup, with adjustments made for adult dosage.
well, I'm not big on lighter fluid and Rx drugs, but I do like hot peppers.
Methinks he overdid it....
Improved the flavor, no doubt.
Agreed...and some of the "additions" to my food have gotten me asked if I was trying to poison everyone.
...usually not even the hottest plates tho :-)
LOL and for sure.
(That said; wondering why they did not add the charge of 'attempted murder'. . .as per upgraded charges against - U.S. Navy - Capt. Lisa Nowak - astronaut. . .) But no doubt many possible explanations here. . .)
>>>--And no charges for what he did to THE KIDS. Only to Campbell's Soup Company. Idiots. --
Five counts of Child Cruelty. >>>
Good, they changed it from this morning. I guess the public outcry affected them.
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