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3rd person in Calif. dies from mushroom poisoning
LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a third person has died from consuming toxic mushrooms at a California senior care facility.
The Sacramento Bee reports the state Department of Social Services confirmed the death. According to the newspaper, the agency said the facility, Gold Age Villa in Placer County, called to report the third death on Monday.
The victim's name was not released.
Two other people died and three others were sickened when they ingested soup made from the toxic mushrooms. The caretaker who prepared the soup apparently picked the mushrooms from the home's backyard and did not know they were poisonous.
State food regulations do not prohibit the use of foraged ingredients in food prepared at care facilities, though they do prevent the use of home-canned foods and unpasteurized milk.
Posted: Wednesday, November 21 2012, 07:32 PM CST
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Hearing could resume in case of 4 Tulsa deaths
May 24, 2013 09:04 GMT
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for two brothers accused of killing four women in Tulsa could resume soon.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/16X0EnM ) a judge is expected to rule on a request that could determine whether James and Cedric Poore's hearing will resume Friday.
Their hearing stalled Thursday after the defense filed a motion to recuse the judge assigned to the case.
Special Judge Stephen Clark denied the motion, as did Presiding Judge William Kellough.
Kellough is expected to rule on the defense's request for time to appeal on Friday morning.
The Poores are charged with murder and robbery in the January deaths of Misty Nunley, Julie Jackson, Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor. The four women were found tied up and shot in the head.
The Poores have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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