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Australia: Woman Charged With Murder In Poison Mushroom Case

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An Australian woman has been charged with murder over the suspected mushroom poisoning deaths of three people.

Erin Patterson was arrested on Thursday morning and police have spent the day searching her home east of Melbourne.

Ms Patterson, 49, had served the family lunch after which the trio, who included her former in-laws, fell ill. A fourth person survived.

Toxicology reports suggest the victims consumed deathcap mushrooms. Ms Patterson maintains she is innocent


Written by: Safiya Wada

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