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Poisoned Cat Kills China Tycoon

Sometimes it’s better to stick to the chicken. Chinese police suspect that a billionaire logging tycoon was murdered when his lunch companion slipped a toxic herb into his slow-boiled cat-meat stew. Long Liyuan, 49, owned a forestry company and was meeting with Hunag Guang about leasing a piece of woodland. (BBC reports that there was also an embezzlement dispute between the two men.) After lunch, according to the Chinese police report, Long felt dizzy and sick, though a third man, who had eaten only a small portion of the stew because it tasted “bitter,” was fine. Long went into cardiac arrest and died the same day.

January 4, 2012 12:39 PM