Somerset

Mushroom poisoning death inquest is opened

  • 28 November 2012
  • From the section Somerset
Death cap mushroom
Image caption Christina Hale ate the poisonous death cap mushrooms from her back garden in Bridgwater

An inquest has opened into the case of a woman from Somerset who died after eating poisonous mushrooms.

Christina Hale, 57, of Spaxton Road, Bridgwater found the death cap mushrooms in her garden. Her husband also ate the mushrooms but survived.

After eating them she felt unwell and was admitted to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton on 19 November where she died the following day.

The inquest has been adjourned and will not take place until next year.

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