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North Logan woman who used ricin won't be charged

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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:45 am

A North Logan woman who reportedly ground up castor beans and ingested them in an attempt to end her life will not be criminally charged in 1st District Court.

The incident brought hazmat teams and the Utah National Guard to the scene to assess the potential risk inside the home, since the substance is extremely toxic.

According to North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes, the woman has been released from the hospital and is in the care of family members out of state.

“She’s kind of our miracle girl,” Hawkes said.

Castor beans contain ricin, a highly toxic poison that is considered a biological chemical. There are both state and federal laws that make it illegal to manufacture the substance.

Two weeks ago, a U.S. attorney declined to charge her because her intent was only to harm herself, not others.

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