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3-Year-Old Found in Creek Died of Chloroform Poisoning

Mother's boyfriend is now charged with murder

(Newser) - Police have finally filed murder charges in the death of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, whose body was found in a creek in December, days after her mother said she'd disappeared from her North Carolina home. The mother's live-in boyfriend, Adolphus Earl Kimrey II—already facing charges including concealing a...

Judge in Casey Anthony Trial Thinks He Knows What Happened

Anthony likely killed daughter Caylee by accident, he says

(Newser) - The judge who presided over Casey Anthony's murder trial has a theory: "There was a possibility that she may have utilized [chloroform] to keep the baby quiet ... and just used too much of it, and the baby died," he says of 2-year-old Caylee, whose remains were found...

Prosecutors Hid Screw-Up in Anthony Trial: Witness

She only searched for chloroform once

(Newser) - The prosecution witness who testified that Casey Anthony ran online searches for “chloroform” 84 times says he screwed up—and that prosecutors ignored him when he let them know. The prosecution used John Bradley’s software to make its assertions about Anthony’s search habits. But Bradley tells the...

Female Thieves in Uganda Use Chloroformed Bosoms

Ugandan crooks rob Lotharios knocked out by chemical on female conspirators' breasts

(Newser) - Ugandan men, particularly traveling salesmen with hefty wallets, have been beset by bandits employing femmes fatale outfitted with chloroform-laden bosoms, the Telegraph reports. After being stripped and relieved of all his possessions, a typical victim “just remembers being in the act of romancing” and nothing after, says one official.

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