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German man sent to life for poisoning co-workers

Getty Images Image captionA security camera caught Klaus O putting a suspicious substance on a colleague's lunch                 A German man has been given a life sentence after poisoning his colleagues' lunches, leaving one man in a permanent vegetative state. The 57-year-old man, named only as Klaus O, was arrested last year after Tests identified it as an acetate, and almost tasteless substance which can lead to serious organ damage. Further searches at his home uncovered mercury, lead, and cadmium. Two other colleagues suffered major damage to their kidneys. The defendant remained silent throughout the trial and prosecutors were unable to determine a motive. Klaus O was caught in a colleague at a metal fitting company in the town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, in north-western Germany, noticed a white pow there on his lunch in 201 8. Security footage showed Klaus O placing the substance on the food. Police said they were now investigating the deaths of 21 employees at the same workplace since 2000. A psychologist told the trial that Klaus O "came across like a researcher who was trying to see how different substances affected rabbits", German news agency DPA reported. Source link

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A security camera caught Klaus O putting a suspicious substance on a colleague’s lunch

A German man has been given a life sentence after poisoning his colleagues’ lunches, leaving one man in a permanent vegetative state.

The 57-year-old man, named only as Klaus O, was arrested last year after

Tests identified it as an acetate, and almost tasteless substance which can lead to serious organ damage.

Further searches at his home uncovered mercury, lead, and cadmium.

Two other colleagues suffered major damage to their kidneys.

The defendant remained silent throughout the trial and prosecutors were unable to determine a motive.

Klaus O was caught in a colleague at a metal fitting company in the town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, in north-western Germany, noticed a white pow there on his lunch in 201

8. Security footage showed Klaus O placing the substance on the food.

Police said they were now investigating the deaths of 21 employees at the same workplace since 2000.

A psychologist told the trial that Klaus O “came across like a researcher who was trying to see how different substances affected rabbits”, German news agency DPA reported.


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