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Court: Wife's toxin use on spouse's lover no 'chemical weapons' plot
Court: Wife's toxin use on spouse's lover no 'chemical weapons' plot

Putting a toxic chemical on a neighbor's mailbox is not the same as deploying a "chemical weapon," the Supreme Court said Monday, throwing out a federal prosecution over what Chief Justice John Roberts called a "two-bit local assault." The justices decided to end the "curious case" of a jealous Pennsylvania woman who secretly inflicted a "minor chemical burn" on her husband's lover and instead found herself convicted of violating the Chemical Weapons Treaty. It was the second time the high court ruled for Carol Bond. The case began in 2006 when Bond learned that one of her best friends was pregnant and that her husband was the...

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