Heard about this story on the radio this morning.
Father pleads guilty in soup-tainting plotFebruary 7, 2007
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- A man admitted Tuesday that he tampered with his children's soup in an attempt to get money from Campbell Soup Co., a prosecutor said.
William Allen Cunningham's 3-year-old son and 18-month-old daughter were hospitalized twice in January 2006. He forced them first to eat soup laced with hot peppers and lighter fluid, and the second time used antidepressants to poison the children, authorities said.
Cunningham, 41, pleaded guilty to communicating false claims, U.S. Atty. David Nahmias said. He faces up to 5 years in federal prison.
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What's also outrageous is that this jerk is only facing up to 5 years in prison.