Cyanide Again

Capsules figure in two cases

When Susan Bowen, 30, was rushed to the hospital after lapsing into a coma in her San Jose, Calif., home, doctors suspected a heart attack or a stroke.

But when hospital tests revealed an "unknown substance" in her blood, Bowen's husband Richard hired a private laboratory to analyze the contents of a bottle of Maximum Strength Anacin-3 capsules he said she had used. Five of the capsules had been tampered with, and one contained cyanide. Richard Bowen retained flamboyant San Francisco Attorney Melvin Belli to sue the maker of...

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