Italian police arrest man for poisoning family Dec 08, 2017 0 61 12345 AFPRomeItalian police said Thursday they arrested a man who used thallium, used in rat poison, to murder two grandparents and an aunt because he claimed they were"unclean".Maria Luisa Zanetti, the prosecutor from the northern town of Monza just north of Milan, told reporters that 27-year-old Mattia Del Zotto said he killed them and used the poison on another five relatives"to punish unclean people".Del Zotto bought the thallium from a company in Padua near Venice, and sprinkled the toxic chemical in the drinks and dishes of his family members.His paternal grandparents, aged 94 and 88, and a 62-year-old aunt died in October after ingesting the poison at the start of October.He then tried to poison other relatives. Five others, including his maternal grandparents, have been hospitalised in the past weeks.Police were able to apprehend del Zotto thanks to an email on his computer quoting the poison's price as well as tax and shipping rates, investigators said.His mother told investigators del Zotto had become"manic". He spent his days in front of his computer and had stopped eating sweets and drinking alcohol, saying people were only allowed to consume"vital" things.Thallium, a soft metal, has long been used as a murder weapon as it dissolves in water and is odourless and tasteless. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES EU sues Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic over quotas Dec 08, 2017 0 403 Schulz urges SPD to approve Merkel govt talks, vows to push key demands Dec 08, 2017 0 58 France to pay 'national homage' to rocker Johnny Hallyday Dec 08, 2017 0 58 UK needs to regain borders, cash control from EU: Johnson REUTERS LONDON The United Kingdom as a whole needs to take back control of its borders, laws and cash when it leaves the European Union, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday. His remarks follow the insistence .. EU's Tusk to make Brexit statement today REUTERS BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk will make a statement on Brexit early today, his office said on Thursday, prompting speculation on the fate of British Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for .. Swiss border guard convicted over Syrian refugee's miscarriage AFP Geneva A Swiss military court on Thursday convicted a border guard for refusing medical assistance to a heavily pregnant Syrian refugee who miscarried while being sent back to Italy. The guard was found guilty of .. Post-Brexit UK 'won't fall apart': EU's Dijsselbloem Brussels Britain's City of London financial hub centre"will not fall apart" after Brexit even if it loses the right to allow banks to trade freely across the bloc, Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on .. Poland ready to defend migration stance WARSAW Poland is ready to defend its decision in the European Union's top court to refuse to accept migrants from Africa and the Middle East under an EU plan to redistribute them, Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad .. Swiss border guard convicted for Syrian refugee's miscarriage Geneva A Swiss military court convicted a border guard for refusing medical assistance to a heavily pregnant Syrian refugee who miscarried while being sent back to Italy. The guard was found guilty of causing bodily harm ..