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5/28/2020 10:18:12 PM
Posted: 1/10/2003 9:38:39 AM EDT
People just don't have any respect or value for life anymore, even in our "1st world" society.

[URL]http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/South/01/09/teen.poisoned.ap/index.html[/URL]

Teen charged with poisoning friend

Friday, January 10, 2003 Posted: 12:09 PM EST (1709 GMT)

ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland (AP) -- A teenager was charged Thursday with first-degree murder for allegedly killing a romantic rival by spiking his soda with cyanide.

Police said Ryan Furlough, 18, laced his friend's drink with the poison as they played video games in Furlough's basement in Ellicot City in suburban Baltimore.

Benjamin Vassiliev, 17, went into respiratory arrest last Friday after drinking the soda and died Wednesday.

Police found a letter in Vassiliev's house indicating Furlough was in love with Vassiliev's girlfriend, according to court documents. Furlough told police he had been thinking about killing Vassiliev since October, the documents show.

Furlough also faces reckless endangerment and poisoning charges, said police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn.

Police said Furlough bought the cyanide with his mother's credit card in November. The Louisville, Kentucky-based chemical supplier that sold the poison, Antec Inc., said Furlough inquired about the chemical over the Internet, but placed the order by phone. He told the company he planned to use the substance to plate metal.

Furlough's parents, Susan and Tom Furlough, apologized in a statement issued Wednesday by their son's lawyer.

"We are so sorry for the pain and suffering our son Ryan has caused Ben and his family," the statement reads. "Our hearts go out to all those individuals involved."
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:59:04 AM EDT
With friends like that.......[whacko]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 10:15:42 AM EDT
why are they not sueing the chemical supplier..???

had he shot his friend I bet they would charged / locked down and burnt the warehouse all ready...

Link Posted: 1/10/2003 12:15:17 PM EDT
Quite the Shakespearean tragedy.
This would make a good Lifetime or USA movie.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 3:30:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
Quite the Shakespearean tragedy.
This would make a good Lifetime or USA movie.
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Yeah, his bud's sipping the soda, then as he goes into respritory shock...."Et tu, Ryan?"
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 4:29:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
Quite the Shakespearean tragedy.
This would make a good Lifetime or USA movie.
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Yeah, his bud's sipping the soda, then as he goes into respritory shock...."Et tu, Ryan?"
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LOL! [:D]
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