Man serves family worm poison

2013-06-10 18:29
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Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for allegedly poisoning his wife and two children in Vioolsdrift, Northern Cape police said on Monday.

The man was arrested on Sunday after he poured poison used to kill worms into his wife's and children's tea, police spokesperson Andrea Cloete said.

"The community found the victims writhing in pain and alerted police who found them to be in a serious condition."

The woman and the 9-year-old boy were admitted to hospital in a critical condition, but were expected to be discharged later on Monday.

The 4-year-old girl was still in a critical condition.

The man would face charges of attempted murder.

He was scheduled to appear in the Springbok Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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