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Man accused of taking lethal measures for romantic revenge

Man Accused of Taking Lethal Measures for Romantic Revenge
A former Eagle Scout near Philadelphia is accused of taking lethal measures for romantic revenge.


'Police say that 19-year-old Nicholas Helman sent a scratch-and-sniff birthday card laced with ricin to his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend,' 'GMA' reports.

Fortunately, though, WCAU says Helman foiled his own alleged murder plot when he told a co-worker about it.

'Bucks County authorities say Helman bragged to a co-worker saying he put a scratch-and-sniff birthday card laced with ricin in the victim's mailbox. Investigators retrieved that card and say the substance inside tested positive for ricin.'

As twisted forms of revenge usually go, police say Helman was hoping it would get him back together with his ex-girlfriend.

'Helman was arrested and authorities say his intent was to scare his ex-girlfriend in hopes of reconciling their relationship.'

KYW-TV reports Helman had been sending the victim threatening messages since November, according to police.

Helman has been charged with attempted murder.

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MIKEY'S SCREEN March 21 2014 at 7:19 PM

And they do live amoung us.

They even breed.

EGAAADS... were doomed

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metalkoter MIKEY'S SCREEN March 21 2014 at 7:33 PM

And, horror of horrors, they also VOTE!

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db1219 MIKEY'S SCREEN March 21 2014 at 8:43 PM

Not only do they breed-----they can also legally buy guns.

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lionessefl March 21 2014 at 1:26 PM

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be morons......

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jfirearrow March 21 2014 at 1:18 PM

What a pathetic A hole. No wonder she dumped him for another guy. Grow some dignity and move on like a man. Best revenge is to live well.

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JackieRay March 21 2014 at 12:40 PM

not too bright to tell someone what he'd done

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MARIA March 21 2014 at 12:38 PM

have fun in jail loser!!

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greenfinpopfish2 March 21 2014 at 11:57 AM

Where did this schmuck get ricin in the first place? It is painfully clear that only a twisted mind could come up with something like this.

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joeboken08 greenfinpopfish2 March 21 2014 at 12:08 PM

I was wondering the same thing, how does a 19 year old kid get ricin? If it's that easy, I don't even want to think about the consequences. That's a scary thought that someone can so seemingly easily get their hands on this stuff. Whatever the source, the authorities should arrest them too.

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daxcess2 greenfinpopfish2 March 21 2014 at 12:57 PM

He gets it from ricinbeans.

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shranne daxcess2 March 21 2014 at 1:18 PM

WHAT ? where did you get that info ?

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lenny87brown March 21 2014 at 11:51 AM

Hoping for a reconciliation with murder? Certainly his research revealed the fact that Ricin has no antidote. There is no treatment. It is fatal.

Did an anvil fall on Helman's head?

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Mr. Alan March 21 2014 at 11:43 AM

The world has its share of monsters, and this cretin is among them.

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Richard March 21 2014 at 11:30 AM

How, and what got him to the Eagle Scout status. He needs to be dropped to o pollywog.

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fwlrcj March 21 2014 at 11:25 AM

What made him think that breaking up with new boyfriend or him not being in the picture, would send her running back to him? She didn't like him anymore and found someone else and would've found a new one. Maybe her did realize what kind of creep he was and that is why she broke up with him to start with. weirdo creep

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