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A (A Child): Father wins appeal against poisoning findings

Well. You don't come across a case involving the alleged poisoning of one party by the other very often.But in A (A Child) it was (allegedly) even worse than that. As Lady Justice King explained:"...the judge found that the father had poisoned each of: his partner's father ("the grandfather"); his partner's mother ("the grandmother"); and his partner ("the mother") with thallium, resulting in the death of the grandfather and the grandmother and the mother becoming very seriously ill."Crikey.The case involved an application by a father for contact with his 9 year-old child. The application was opposed by the mother, due to what she (somewhat understatedly) called the father's "abhorrent behaviour" during the latter part of their relationship.At a fact-finding hearing the judge, Her Honour Judge Jacklin QC, made the following findings:1. That the maternal grandfather died from thallium poisoning.2. That the thallium that …

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