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Lab worker smears infected feces on her coworker’s computer and mouse

By Mason White 9:28 AM May 13, 2015
Andrea Edwards 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of using an infectious biological substance or radiological agent with the intent to injure after smearing infected feces on her coworker’s computer and mouse, prosecutors in Virginia said.

Now, the 31-year-old lab worker who admitted to spreading human feces containing infectious bacteria, was sentenced to two years probation.

According to the police investigation, Andrea Edwards, who was angry with a colleague at the laboratory, took stool sample that she collected from a client and smeared it on her coworker’s workspace despite knowing that it contained a type of bacteria that could cause infection, diarrhea, stomach pain and death.

Edwards will spend the next year under supervised probation.

In April, a real estate agent was arrested on charges of mailing a noxious substance after sending a box filled with feces to his main rival, prosecutors in Australia said.

58-year-old Grant Campbell Tucker pleaded not guilty at the Auckland District Court to charges of mailing a noxious substance and use of a telephone to harass.

Today, Tucker had a change of heart and pleaded guilty to violating the Postal Services Act. The other charge was dismissed.