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Alleged mushroom murderer to appear in court today

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 Nov 2023, 7:23am
Erin Patterson, the Australian woman who cooked the mushroom meal that killed three people, says she is being painted as an 'evil witch' by the media. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Erin Patterson, the Australian woman who cooked the mushroom meal that killed three people, says she is being painted as an 'evil witch' by the media. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Alleged mushroom murderer to appear in court today

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 3 Nov 2023, 7:23am

The Australian woman who cooked and served a lunch that killed three will appear in court today. 

Erin Patterson faces three murder charges and five attempted murder charges.  

Her former in-laws Gail and Don Patterson as well as Gail's sister Heather all died from suspected toxic mushroom poisoning in July, and Gail's husband Ian was hospitalised.  

Three other charges relate to incidents in 2021 and 2022, as police allege a 48-year-old man became ill after meals.  

Australian correspondent Lesley Yeomans told Tim Dower that Police spent yesterday searching her home.  

She says they also sent in technology detector dogs, trained to hunt down things like SIM cards, phones, and USB sticks. 

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