Convicted poisoner dies in prison, ostensibly from suicide

March 8, 2010Turku, FinlandKatariina Pantila (28; formerly Katariina Hyttinen and Katariina Lönnqvist) is found dead in her cell In 2007, Pantila was at a family gathering, during which time an 8-month-old relative was injected with a potentially fatal dose of insulin. The baby was taken to a hospital for treatment and recovered. Days later, a…

Man dies 3 days after drinking poisoned milk

February 27, 1941Memphis, TennesseeWalter Lewis Samples (69) dies after drinking poisoned milk Samples found a delivery of milk on his porch on February 24, 1941. He was confused by its presence as he had not ordered milk for that day, and it was from a different dairy farm than the one he was typically delivered.…

Man kills his wife with antifreeze and battery acid

December 4, 2006Near Bethany, MissouriAnna Yoder Borntreger (26) dies, ostensibly from liver problems Anna’s death, while sudden, was not presumed to have been foul play, primarily because she had been ill for a short while prior to her death. Some of her family had their suspicions, however. “They felt that maybe it wasn’t actually a…