James Lewis, longtime suspect in Tylenol poisoning of seven people in 1982, dies in Cambridge, officials say – The Boston Globe

James W. Lewis was escorted through Logan Airport in Boston after being released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma on October 13, 1995. Lewis served more than 12 years for attempting to extort money from manufacturers of Tylenol during the murders of 1982 cyanide tampering.

James W. Lewis, long suspected of poisoning bottles of Tylenol in the Chicago area in 1982, a crime that killed seven people and forever changed the way thousands of products are packaged and sold, died in the apartment building of Cambridge where he had lived since the mid-1990s, police said. Lewis, 76, was found unconscious … Read more