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Additional Indictment For Fish Toxin Suspect

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 17, 2009 2:20PM

The man accused of trying to kill his wife using pufferfish toxin has been indicted on additional charges. Edward F. Bachner, IV, having already been indicted on a charge of possessing a biological agent for use as a weapon, faces additional charges. According to Chicago Breaking News:

The superseding indictment, handed down today in federal court in Rockford, alleges that Bachner committed wire fraud as part of the scheme, solicited another person to commit a felony involving the use of force, used an interstate facility for murder-for-hire and filed false claims for federal income tax refunds.

Bachner has pleaded not guilty to the previous charge and is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges on Thursday.