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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:06 PM

Do authorities keep records on who buys cyanide?

In reference to the story about accusations that the lottery winner in Illinois was poisoned.

>>l(CBS/AP) CHICAGO - An Illinois judge granted authorities permission Friday to exhume the body of Chicago lottery winner Urooj Khan.

Cook County Circuit Court Associate Judge Susan Coleman signed off on the request made from prosecutors and the medical examiner in their investigation into 46-year-old Khan's July 20 death.

Khan's death was initially ruled a result of natural causes, but further toxicology exams requested by a concerned relative led authorities to conclude in November that he was intentionally poisoned with cyanide.

Police have not announced any suspects, and the Khan's wife denied any involvement in his death.<<

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57563534-504083/urooj-khan-update-judge-approves-exhumation-of-poisoned-chicago-lottery-winners-body/

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:07 PM

1. I'd be wondering if its something you could cook up at home

But I think googling that would be a bad idea

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Response to rbixby (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:08 PM

2. Wow....I was hoping for post 1000 to be something more profound NT

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:12 PM

3. I understand that his family is fighting over who gets the loot.

I don't even know where you buy cyanide.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:15 PM

4. I don't either - it's not like you just walk into a drugstore and

buy some cyanide. I guess it's used in mining and some types of industry, but its use would be highly regulated given its toxicity.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:16 PM

5. Which cyanide?

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:17 PM

6. What, you mean there is more than one type?

I mean, cyanide isn't an element, so you either have cyanide or you don't, correct?

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Response to closeupready (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:23 PM

9. Cyanides are a class of compounds that contain a cyano group

A cyano group is a carbon atom triple bonded to a nitrogen atom.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:19 PM

7. I think the answer is yes

I had a college friend who was killed by his wife with cyanide. She tried to make it look like he committed suicide. The police found records of her purchase on-line. But then she was apparently worried that could be traced to her, and she walked with a college university science lab and took some (not saying much for their security). They eventually traced it all to her. No lottery or fortune involved. But he was going to ask her for a divorce. It was an absolutely horrible way to die.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:21 PM

8. There's not a registry, but it's rarely bought

So police work can usually figure it out.

Flamethrowers aren't restricted or tracked at all, as another example.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:23 PM

10. Apple seeds, cherry pits,Almonds and Cashews.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:27 PM

11. I wouldn't be surprised, as one of the first things DHS did was to limit the purchase of model

 

rocket engines, and perhaps to spy upon such hobbyists and R/C model enthusiasts as well.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=homeland+security+model+rocket+engine&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=homeland+security+model+rocket+engine&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=

Americans are terrorists, if you didn't already know that.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:02 PM

12. You can buy through chemical supply companies

They probably keep a record.

However, Stella Nickells in the Seattle area killed her husband and another woman by grinding up an aquarium product called Algae Destroyer and placing it in Excedrin. Algae Destroyer contained cyanide. (Kinda scary....don't know if this product still contains cyanide)

The Tylenol murders in Chicago were a result of tampering capsules with cyanide. The murders were never solved.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:05 PM

13. I would bet big money, yes.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:16 PM

14. I took one for the team and googled it

looks like it can be bought online from India

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:18 PM

15. and my spidey sense says

it looks like the wife but I think the brother may have done it and they probably won't be able to prove anything without tracking the cyanide purchase down

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:23 PM

16. Plenty of natural sources available if you know where to look.

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