Tylenol Cold Case Reopened

. Thursday, February 5

Meet James W. Lewis. Back in Sept. 1982, seven people died after taking cyanide-laced Tylenol. Lewis sent a letter to Johnson & Johnson demanding $1 million to "stop the killing" and spent 12 years in prison for it. However, no one was ever charged with the murders. On the anniversary of the murders in 2007, pressure mounted to reopen the case and touting new forensic advances, the FBI searched Lewis' home. The investigation is, again, ongoing.

Lewis isn't exactly squeaky clean. He spent 2 years of a 10 year sentence for tax fraud that was dismissed. In 1978, he was charged in a dismemberment death, but the case was dismissed because cause of death couldn't be determined. In 2004, he was charged with the rape and kidnap of a woman who refused to testify, and Lewis spent 3 years in prison awaiting trial.

Let's hope they get the slime bag this time around.

3 comments:

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

I say where there's smoke, there's fire.

The Commentator said...

'Not exactly squeaky clean?'

Let's try evil.

Theresa Komor said...

Yeah, he reeks, that's for sure.