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Crime history: Wife kills husband, stranger with cyanide-laced Excedrin

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On this day, May 9, in 1988, a Seattle woman was found guilty of killing her husband and another person by lacing Excedrin capsules with cyanide. Stella Nickell, 44, had plotted to kill her husband Bruce Nickell for years, checking out library books about poison and talking about hiring a hit man. She hoped to collect $176,000 in insurance. To make it look like her husband's death was random,...

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