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Woman poisons elderly neighbours' yoghurt

The Local · 23 Apr 2012, 17:20

Published: 23 Apr 2012 17:20 GMT+02:00

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According to a report in the local Münchner Merkur newspaper, the young Polish woman had won the trust of her neighbours – a 72-year-old retired engineer and his 69-year-old wife – and had access to both their letter box and flat.

She had breakfast with the couple in their flat on March 29, after which they drove to another appointment.

It was there that first the man and then the woman fell unconscious and had to be treated by emergency services. They were only discharged from hospital the next day - after doctors found benzodiazepine, a drug used in sleeping pills, in their systems.

A murder investigation was opened once the couple told police that they didn't normally use the drug. Police said the dose the couple had received could have killed them.

It then emerged that the couple had ordered a new bank card but never received it - but it had been used to withdraw €7,000 between the end of February and mid-March, when it was cancelled. The subsequent fraud investigation led police to the Polish neighbour.

Under questioning, the young woman admitted both the initial fraud and the subsequent poisoning, and described how she had crushed the pills and mixed them into the couple's homemade yoghurt the previous evening. She said this had been an attempt to cover up the theft, and that she needed the money to improve her own financial situation.

The woman is now in custody on suspicion of theft, fraud and two counts of attempted murder.

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Your comments about this article

19:30 April 23, 2012 by 9900lawre
I am quite disturbed by people who do this kind of thing and worse. Exploiting the vulnerable and betrayal of trust at any level is horrible.

Likewise can the editor choose a more flattering picture to tell a victims story than a hairy top lip please? Just a joghurt bowl and the tablets would do thankyou!
02:59 April 24, 2012 by DOZ
I knew there was something phony about that Hansel and Gretel story.
06:37 April 24, 2012 by lordkorner
who in the Local comes up with this ridiculous "art work",it is as I understand a serious report about a tragic event...
11:45 April 24, 2012 by jodessa
Yes, please change the picture. Tactless. This is not a joke...
12:29 April 24, 2012 by McM
Obviously, it is tasteless!
22:00 April 28, 2012 by PierceArrow
That Polish yoghurt-poisoning woman could have moved to the Netherlands and gotten a job practicing euthanasia. And that's no joke!
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