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Dad Admits Poisoning Kids' Soup
AP ^ | February 7, 2007 | AP

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.)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: campbellsoup; poisoning; scumbag
What the hell is wrong with people??
1 posted on 02/07/2007 8:05:42 AM PST by RedRightReturn
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To: RedRightReturn

Up to five years?

What the H is wrong with our system?


2 posted on 02/07/2007 8:06:59 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: RedRightReturn

Words fail me.


3 posted on 02/07/2007 8:07:05 AM PST by Tax-chick ("It is my life's labor to bring Christ to souls and souls to Christ through word and example.")
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To: RedRightReturn

I love my son.


4 posted on 02/07/2007 8:07:32 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: RedRightReturn

And no charges for what he did to THE KIDS. Only to Campbell's Soup Company.

Idiots.


5 posted on 02/07/2007 8:08:56 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: BibChr
Note to self: Don't look at any more caption Hillary pictures before breakfast.

My thoughts as well. This isn't attempted extortion, it's attempted murder!

6 posted on 02/07/2007 8:09:57 AM PST by houeto
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To: Southerngl

Right out of The Sixth Sense.


7 posted on 02/07/2007 8:10:23 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: houeto

Man! I sure screwed up this post.


8 posted on 02/07/2007 8:10:52 AM PST by houeto
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To: RedRightReturn

Sick bastard. May he rot in hell for what he tried to do. Those poor kids.


9 posted on 02/07/2007 8:11:24 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Every time a jihadist dies, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: RedRightReturn

That's a whole new level of sick.


10 posted on 02/07/2007 8:11:44 AM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: RedRightReturn

Pure evil.


11 posted on 02/07/2007 8:12:02 AM PST by JerseyDvl (STOP - Hildabeast, Shrillary, Hitlery, Billary, Her Thighness, Sen. Cankles, Hillita Clintón.)
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To: RedRightReturn

No children deserve that father. I pray they are given a fresh start somewhere else.


12 posted on 02/07/2007 8:12:21 AM PST by Made In The USA (Bacon is infidelicious)
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To: BibChr
Up to five years? What the H is wrong with our system?

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.

13 posted on 02/07/2007 8:14:00 AM PST by cricket (Save a Terrorist - join the Democrats/Live Liberal Free; or suffer their consequences)
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To: Southerngl

--And no charges for what he did to THE KIDS. Only to Campbell's Soup Company. Idiots. --

Five counts of Child Cruelty.


14 posted on 02/07/2007 8:14:45 AM PST by UpAllNight
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To: cricket

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.


15 posted on 02/07/2007 8:24:04 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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well, I'm not big on lighter fluid and Rx drugs, but I do like hot peppers.


16 posted on 02/07/2007 8:30:55 AM PST by isom35
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To: RedRightReturn
This clown probably can vote, too.
American society is increasingly scary. The "ultimate" freedom and right: the right of the functionally insane to be treated as normal human beings.
17 posted on 02/07/2007 8:39:42 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: RedRightReturn

Methinks he overdid it....


18 posted on 02/07/2007 8:49:18 AM PST by expatpat
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To: isom35
"well, I'm not big on lighter fluid and Rx drugs, but I do like hot peppers."

Improved the flavor, no doubt.

19 posted on 02/07/2007 9:17:27 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: isom35

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 :-)


20 posted on 02/07/2007 9:18:34 AM PST by Fire_on_High (I am so proud of what we were...)
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To: BibChr
He should have been fed his own soup, with adjustments made for adult dosage.

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. . .)

21 posted on 02/07/2007 10:12:03 AM PST by cricket (Save a Terrorist - join the Democrats/Live Liberal Free; or suffer their consequences)
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To: UpAllNight

>>>--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.


22 posted on 02/07/2007 11:11:53 AM PST by Southerngl
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