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FBI: Woman 70, poisoned residents’ food at Vermont retirement facility with ricin

December 4, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
FBI: Woman 70, poisoned residents’ food at Vermont retirement facility with ricin

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A resident in a retirement community in Vermont poisoned her neighbors by placing a toxin called ricin that she had produced in her kitchen into their food over the course of several weeks.

Betty Miller told an FBI agent that she wished to “injure herself” and was testing the potentially lethal poison’s effectiveness on other people living at the Wake Robin senior living facility in Shelburne.

At least one victim became sickened from exposure to ricin, but fortunately, no one died from the poison, The Burlington Free-Press reported.

The 70-year-old indicated that she made four to six tablespoons of the toxin from 30 to 40 castor beans she found on the Wake Robin property, and poisoned individuals at least three different times.

In Miller’s kitchen, officers discovered a bottle of powder with the name “ricin” on it, along with instructions for making ricin that came from the Internet.

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