70-year-old retirement community resident indicted for ricin possession


spaminator
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70-year-old retirement community resident indicted for ricin possession
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Published:
December 15, 2017
Updated:
December 15, 2017 11:19 AM EST
In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo a sign marks the entrance to the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
BURLINGTON, Vt. — A federal grand jury has issued an indictment against a 70-year-old woman charged with manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin at a Vermont retirement community.
The one-count indictment issued Thursday charges that Betty Miller “knowingly possessed an unregistered select agent, namely ricin.”
Miller was arrested last month after telling investigators she made the ricin at her home at the Wake Robin community in Shelburne because she wanted to “injure herself.” She said she tested the poison’s effectiveness by putting it in residents’ food or beverages. No one became seriously ill.
Miller, who has an extensive mental health history, is alleged to have made the ricin from castor beans.
Miller is being held in a Vermont jail. Her lawyer has said he’s looking for a more appropriate placement for her.
70-year-old retirement community resident indicted for ricin possession | Toronto Sun

70-year-old Vermont woman pleads not guilty in ricin case
Associated Press
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Published:
December 22, 2017
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December 22, 2017 5:37 PM ES
In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo a sign marks the entrance to the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
BURLINGTON, Vt. — A 70-year-old woman accused of manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin and testing it on fellow residents at a Vermont retirement community has pleaded not guilty.
The Burlington Free Press reports that Betty Miller was arraigned on Friday.
Senior indicted in ricin case
Miller, who has an extensive mental health history, was arrested last month after telling investigators she made the ricin at her home at the Wake Robin community in Shelburne because she wanted to “injure herself.” According to a federal complaint, she told investigators she tested the poison’s effectiveness by putting it in residents’ food or beverages. No one became seriously ill.
According to the complaint, she said she made the ricin from castor beans she harvested from plants growing at Wake Robin.
Miller is being held in a Vermont jail.
Woman accused of using ricin at Wake Robin facility pleads not guilty
70-year-old Vermont woman pleads not guilty in ricin case | Toronto Sun
 
Cannuck
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We need to start doing something about seniors.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

We need to start doing something about seniors.

Quote:

who has an extensive mental health history

Yeah, because mental health issues only crop up once you become a senior, ya f*cking bigot.
 
Hoid
#4
our local senior mecca costs $5-6 K a month for all inclusive.

big bucks in retiree bilking.
 
DaSleeper
#5
Poor Cannut,
Downgraded from a water plant operator to recycling plant sorter.....
 
avro25
#6
Poor wee man, forced to watch the view and patted on the head on his way to his wittle meme factory.
 
Murphy
#7
I think the lesson here is simple: We still need hobbies as we age.

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Cannuck
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Yeah, because mental health issues only crop up once you become a senior, ya f*cking bigot.

Higher chance. Look at this place


*hug*
 
Murphy
#9
When you wake up tomorrow, why not give yourself a treat? Try Aunt Jemima Choclate pancakes!

Everyone can be sweeter with some help from Aunt Jemima!

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Oh, I thought it was Ritalin production. My bad. But Ricin making is still a hobby.
 
Danbones
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Say this isn't the kind that can only be made by the US and Israeli bioweapons labs like it was in the case of the last guy they framed for weaponized ricin is it?

Legal Action
In 2008, the US Justice Department agreed to pay $4.6 million to settle a lawsuit by another former Fort Detrick scientist, Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, whom investigators pursued for years before they cleared him.[10]

On 2011-07-15, the Justice Department lawyers acknowledged in court papers that the sealed area in Ivins' lab — the so-called hot suite — did not contain the equipment needed to turn liquid anthrax into the refined powder that floated through congressional buildings and post offices in the fall of 2001. These statements were retracted 8 days later.[11]

On 2011-11-29, an 8 year legal battle was finished which exposed slack rules and sloppy recordkeeping at the Army’s biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick, the federal government agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of Robert Stevens, the first person killed in the anthrax letter attacks of 2001, settling a lawsuit claiming that the Army did not adequately secure its supply of the deadly pathogen. As part of the agreement, Justice Department lawyers are seeking to have many documents that were uncovered in the litigation kept under court seal or destroyed.[10]

In 2015, Richard Lambert, the FBI veteran in charge of the case filed a suit against the FBI, claiming that they were concealing evidence that could have cleared Bruce Ivins.[12]
https://wikispooks.com/wiki/2001_Ant...ks#Bruce_Ivins

lol
ricin seems to be the "frame the competition" substance of the year when you google it.

WoW, whodda thought?
Last edited by Danbones; Dec 24th, 2017 at 10:16 PM..
 

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