Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hilary Davidson Take Note

Youth admits putting antifreeze in mom's coffee - Chicago Breaking News: "Lake County prosecutors say a Lindenhurst teenager has admitted putting antifreeze in his mother's coffee maker.

Eighteen-year-old Michael Tangney Junior pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated battery lawyers in the case and the judge determined that he will probably be placed on probation.

His parents don't want him imprisoned.

Tangney was arrested after his mother, Joyce Tangney, became ill from ethylene glycol poisoning. The substance is used in antifreeze and de-icing solutions."

If the headline doesn't make sense to you, you haven't read the first issue of Needle yet.

4 comments:

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

Now if Michael Tangney reading a copy of Needle shows up in the Needle photo contest...

Hilary Davidson said...

What a sad story. But it's not as unusual as you might think: according to a forensic toxicologist I met, antifreeze is the #1 "poison of choice" in the US right now. It's easy to get, simple to use, and hard to trace. But I truly hope my NEEDLE story doesn't inspire any copycats!

Bill Crider said...

Let's hope not. Loved the story, by the way.

Hilary Davidson said...

Thanks, Bill. That's so kind of you to say!