Australian woman charged with murder over mushroom meal deaths


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Quite fortuitous that she did not partake.

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The police are doing forensic testing on a food dehydrator found in the bushland near their home that they suspect she used to prepare the poisonous mushrooms for the stew.

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News update: She has been charged with three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder for the mushroom stew incident and a further four counts of attempted murder going back over two years. It seems she’s been trying to kill her family off for a few years.

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Beef Wellington Lindsay. Look the Asian grocery store would not sell any produce that has not pass Australian food standards especially wild mushrooms. These mushroom only grow in Late March and April. These mushroom had to been dry and stored. And a grocery store just don’t do that In Australia.

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Quite fortuitous that she did not partake.

According to the police, her children were at the lunch but did not eat the meal.

Also according to news report her ex-husband almost died from a mystery stomach illness last year.

After the tragedy, supermarkets were telling their mushroom suppliers that sales had decreased by up to 10 per cent.

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Erin Patterson has been charged with three counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder after a fatal mushroom lunch served at her home in Leongatha earlier this year.

Three of the five attempted murder charges relate to “three seperate incidents” in Victoria between 2021 and 2022, Victoria Police said.

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There is a chapter in the recent best seller 'Lessons in Chemistry' by Bonnie Garmus that describes for housewives exactly this kitchen scenario for bumping off unwanted others. Good read, by the way.

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Beef Wellington and mushrooms are one of our favorites.

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Clever lady, she didn't eat her own meal just ate the lies which she continued to do over and over until she got to greedy and got caught.

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An allegedly deadly duxelle.

Erin Patterson's Beef Wellington. I guarantee Patterson if convicted will not be assigned to prison kitchen duties..

She has publicly denied any wrongdoing.

If Erin Patterson is found to be culpable in a court of law, proving guilt is another matter, I would suggest Patterson meticulously planned such a heinous crime, is unlikely to publicly throw in the towel.

The media/press are all over this, Patterson tearful, calm, measured, dare I say cunning..

They reportedly taste sweeter than other types of mushrooms but possess potent toxins that slowly poison the liver and kidneys.

A witches brew..

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