World news from The Times and the Sunday Times - Times Online: "Schoolgirl blogger poisons mother in homage to killer
From Leo Lewis in Tokyo
A HIGH-SCHOOL girl has been arrested for gradually poisoning her mother to the brink of death and keeping a blog of her progress — all done as a grim homage to a British serial killer whom she idolised.
Over the summer the 16-year-old student is alleged to have laced her mother’s food with increasing doses of thallium, a potent rat poison. Her mother is now critically ill and in a coma."