All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cyanide’

Zimbabwe Elephant Poacher Sentenced to 15 Years

A Zimbabwe court sentenced a poacher to more than 15 years in prison on Wednesday, for poisoning and killing elephants with cyanide. The conviction was the fourth concerning the poisoning in a month, and the accused still faces charges for cyanide possession and for contravening environmental laws. The Hwange court also found Akim Masuku, 26, guilty of illegal possession of …

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Zimbabwe Poachers Poison 87 Elephants

Zimbabwean poachers have poisoned 87 elephants with cyanide in Hwange national park, which holds one of the world’s largest herds. Zimbabwean environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere said that park rangers and police have recovered 19 tusks, cyanide and wire snares, while searching villages close to the park. The poachers went after the ivory while authorities were preoccupied with the general election …

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Scientist Charged in Wife’s Cyanide Death

ABC News reports that a neuroscientist from the University of Pittsburgh has been charged with homicide following the death of his wife from cyanide poisoning. Dr. Robert Ferrante, 64, allegedly killed his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein, 41, by lacing her creatine drink with cyanide on April 17. According to police records, the couple had been exchanging emails about conceiving a …

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