Monday, October 29, 2018

Queen's University grad student poisoned labmate

From the inbox, via the National Post's Nick Faris: 
...Zijie Wang, a 26-year-old graduate student who worked elsewhere in the lab, admitted in a Kingston, Ont., courtroom on Thursday that he had poisoned the researcher in an attempt to harm him, the Kingston Whig-Standard reported. Wang was arrested that last Monday in January after the camera spotted him wearing gloves and wielding a pipette around the unnamed victim’s desk, court heard, the closing act in an apparent campaign to trick the man into ingesting a toxic chemical. 
Wang pleaded guilty on Thursday to administering a noxious thing — namely, the chemical N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which scientists use to generate cancer in rats for research purposes — to endanger life or cause bodily harm, as well as to a charge of aggravated assault. He’ll be sentenced Nov. 2, a clerk at the Kingston Ontario Court of Justice said...
Other articles here and here. Terribly disturbing - best wishes to the victim.  

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