I know the beginning has become a tease lately because we like to save all the good stuff for the end, and it’s still gonna be that way, but I promise you, we’re getting to that crab content at the end.
Her Mother was murdered in her childhood.
Then she saw her Father murdered by a poisonous sword.
Her elder brother got poisoned.
Her other brothers were beheaded along with her sons and relatives in a single day.
She was taken prisoner.
At the end she says,
“I saw nothing except beauty!”
Remember that these lines are not just for praising her, but to reflect upon and follow the blessed and pure Soul.
[2:214] “Or do you think that you would enter the garden while yet the state of those who have passed away before you has not come upon you; distress and affliction befell them and they were shaken violently…”
Remember that it is known that our deliverance at the onset of Imam Mahdi’s uprising will not occur unless Allah Almighty will filter and purge out the tiniest hypocrisy from among us.
May Allah make these days of mourning an awakening for our souls and purify us a thorough purification, and hasten our path to reach our Master (atfs).
Is it me or Bunn is shipping Mania and Robbie. Sure, it’s an alternate Robbie (and not Host Rider either, to make it more confusing) but they seem to be getting along and she was pissed when he got poisoned and killed by Carnage….
Yeah, Carnage is in this issue and just goes and murders Poisons like they’re nothing.At least he sorta raises the entertaining value with his brand of humor, even if seeing Eddie Brock trying to talk him down from killing Venoms as well is…..really fucking weird, okay? As weird as the fact that apparently only now both good and bad guys realized that summoning very beings Poisons need to feed to fight them is a really dumb idea. I mean, duh!
Locusta the Poisoner—Ancient Rome’s Deadliest Assassin,
Perhaps the most feared woman in the ancient world, Locusta was a first century AD assassin who offered her services to wealthy and powerful Roman patricians, politicians, and military leaders. So infamous were her deeds that her career was detailed by Juvenal, Seutonius, Cassius Dio, and Tacitus. Born in Gaul (modern day France) Locusta was raised by her mother to be an herbalist, a healer who specialized in using medicinal plants and herbs. However, her career abruptly changed when she moved to Rome in search for greater opportunities, she found that her skills could put to much more lucrative uses killing people rather than healing. Rome was rife with political intrigue, and skilled assassins were in high demand.
Locusta intensely studied poisonous plants, becoming a “master poisoner” in short time. She knew of scores of different poisons; poisons that could bring about a heart attack, poisons that could cause a stroke, poisons that affected the nervous system, even poisons that would make it seem like the victim had died of something completely natural, such as the flu or plague. For several years, Locusta hired out her services to wealthy patrician families and powerful politicians, or whoever was the highest bidder. In 54 AD Locusta was approached by Agrippina, wife of Emperor Claudius, with perhaps the biggest and most important job of her career; to assassinate the Emperor himself. Agrippina wanted her son from another marriage to be Emperor, and thus Claudius had to go. On October 13th, Locusta infiltrated Claudius’ palace, distracting a guard by placing a laxative in his drink. She then tainted a dish of mushrooms, Claudius’ favorite dish, with strychnine. Claudius consumed the poisoned mushrooms. A few hours later, he began suffering strong stomach cramps, then he began foaming at the mouth and convulsing. Agrippina appeared to attempt to force Claudius to vomit the poison by sticking a feather down his throat. Of course, the feather was also poisoned by Locusta with a potent toxin. Emperor Claudius died a short time later.
When Nero came to throne, he made Locusta his personal assassin. Among another of her famous hits was the poisoning of his brother, Britannicus, whom he felt threatened his rule. Between 55 and 68 AD, Locusta was responsible for removing a number of Nero’s rivals and enemies. Of course, Nero was not a popular Emperor, and after the burning of Rome he was stripped of his titles and declared an enemy of the state by the senate. After Nero’s suicide Rome fell into a chaotic civil war as Roman generals and warlords fought for control over the empire. One of these generals, a short reigning Emperor named Galba, despised Locusta because of her former status as Nero’s chief assassin. On January 15th, 69 AD, Locusta was dragged from her home into the streets of Rome, and was publicly executed.
Some killers have been known to exhibit warning signs in their childhood years. Serial killer and “Teacup Poisoner” Graham Young, who was sent to a maximum security hospital at the age of 14 for his first few poisonings, was no exception. As a child, Young was alone most of the time and was seen as “creepy” by his classmates and teachers. He would spend hours in the library reading about forensic science and poisons, and became obsessed with chemistry and toxicology. Those that did hang out with him claimed he would carry out occult ceremonies with them around, which involved him sacrificing cats. Many cats in his neighborhood went missing around the time these ceremonies were being carried out. Young had a strong disdain for his stepmother and would carry around a voodoo doll of her filled with pins, telling his classmates about how much he hated her. His classmates nicknamed him the “mad professor,” which did not seem to upset Young in the slightest. One of the budding killer’s few friends recalled that Young used to show him disturbing drawings, one of them being of him “hanging from some gallows over a vat of acid with syringes marked ‘poison’ sticking into me. He was evil and I was afraid of him.” When Graham’s sister suggested he go out and make more friends, Graham had replied: “no. Nothing like that can help. You see, there’s a terrible coldness inside me.”
From Wikipedia: In England, statute 22, passed in 1532 by Henry VIII, made boiling a legal form of capital punishment. It began to be used for murderers who used poisons after the Bishop of Rochester’s cook, Richard Roose, gave several people poisoned porridge, resulting in two deaths in February 1531.
In June of 1988, Parealyn Carr received an anonymous letter urging him and his family to leave Florida in the next two weeks or else they will die. Four months after the arrival of the letter, Parealyn’s wife Peggy Carr got tremendously sick. She had been unable to walk and speak properly and had to write down messages in order to communicate. Her family eventually brought her to the hospital. Peggy was released after doctors told her that they had problems with finding the cause of her pain. Her condition rapidly worsened in the following hours and on the next day, she was brought back to the hospital. Doctors who examined her now suspected a thallium poisoning based on a variety of symptoms displayed by Peggy, including hair loss, one of the main symptoms of thallium poisoning. Her stepson Travis Carr and son Duane Dubberly soon exhibited symptoms similar to Peggy’s. A special test eventually confirmed their suspicions. Other family members, including Peggy’s husband, also had traces of thallium in their systems. After losing all her hair, Peggy slipped into a coma. On March 3, 1989, she was removed from life support and died.
When authorities searched the home of the Carr’s to find the source of the thallium, they recovered an 8-pack of Coca-Cola. Officials determined that the bottles contained traces of thallium and that the bottles had been deliberately opened. They suspected Parealyn Carr to be involved in the poisonings, but evidence suggested otherwise. After police questioned neighbors of the Carrs, George Trepal became their prime suspect. Trepal studied chemistry for two years and was a member of Mensa, along with his wife Diana Carr. They frequently hosted murder mystery weekends, where members of Mensa talked about committing the perfect crime and staged murders. Trepal had been arrested in 1975 for his part as chemist in a methamphetamine lab. When police asked him what would drive someone to poison his neighbors, Trepal answered that the poisoner wanted them to leave. The couple frequently argued with the Carrs, often about trivialities. Special agent Susan Goreck eventually went undercover to attend the murder mystery weekends. Goreck befriended Trepal quickly, but he never confessed to poisoning the Carr’s. In December of 1989, after the couple had moved to Sebring, Florida, Trepal rented his house to Goreck to “escape an abusive husband.” Police searched the house on the same day he handed her the keys. In the garage they found a brown bottle containing thallium nitrate. Trepal was arrested at his Sebring home in April of 1990. He was sentenced to death for the murder of Peggy Carr on March 6, 1991. Despite all the evidence against him, Trepal still maintains his innocence.
It was originally believed that the person who sent the bottle of poisoned ale to Dr. Wilson was a man named Frederick Geis, Jr. whose wife, Bess, had died following a botched abortion preformed by the doctor. Fred’s family didn’t even know he’d married Bess, but he claimed they had married secretly in another city (using false names) simply to save her position as school teacher, as at the time teachers had to be spinsters or give up their jobs. Presumably that’s at least part of the reason why Bess had to have the abortion as well.
The doctor received a bottle purported to be sent as an advertisement for a new type of ale which it was hoped, if he enjoyed it, he would recommend to his “patients and friends”. The brewery it was said to have come from told police that they didn’t use typewriters in making their labels, that the letterhead was not their own, and that they didn’t even make ale. Detectives found the shop where the special “S” key for the type was purchased but not the man who purchased it.
The express clerk who received the package was also sent an anonymous letter telling him to “go slow, indeed, in identifying anybody in the matter. It would be awful to send anyone to the gallows for putting such an infernal rascal as Wilson out of business”.
Frederick was arrested for killing the doctor in revenge for his wife’s death but was released when it came to light that the bottle had been sent to Dr. Wilson before Bess had died (there was a mix up with the dates, confusing the American system with the European, reading the date as the month and vise-versa). Fred’s arrested came a day or two after this article was published and he was released by July 7th.
On the first anniversary of the doctor’s death a package was mailed to the police from the killer, which included the special “S” keys used to type the bottle’s label, as well as a piece of wood bearing the same hammer impression which was used to package the bottle of ale.
An article in the
The Cincinnati Enquirer
written July 16, 1916 shows there was still no clue as to who might have sent Dr. Wilson the poisoned ale.