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July 07, 2006
ATLANTA (AP) – A father accused of poisoning his children’s soup in a scheme to sue the Campbell Soup Co. (CPB) was indicted on tampering and fraud charges, authorities said. The children, a 3-year-old boy and his 18-month-old sister, were taken to hospital emergency rooms three times in January. According to investigators, their father fed them tainted soup each time. On the third occasion, authorities said, he used the prescription drugs Prozac and Amitriptyline – both used to treat depression – making his young daughter so ill she was flow by helicopter to an Atlanta hospital. William Allen Cunningham, 40, was charged with tampering with consumer products with reckless disregard for the risk that another person would be placed in danger of death or serious bodily injury.