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fruit of the poisonous tree

In US law, any secondary legal evidence that has been obtained as the result of unconstitutional or illegal means or information gathered in such a way. Such evidence, both the primary source and the secondary result, are generally inadmissible in court. The police were found to have obtained the knowledge of the illicit firearms' location from a search they conducted without a warrant, and thus this fruit of the poisonous tree was ultimately not admitted during the prosecution.
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Vanna's son Chin Sovannarith yesterday said that his father's friend was 'lucky' to survive, and he had a doctor test the roots in rice wine to confirm their poisonous content.
Rescue workers retrieved the bodies of the coal miners and shifted the unconscious men to a nearby hospital after the Sanjdi coal mine in suburbs of Quetta was filled with poisonous gas.
Visitors are taken around in small parties accompanied by a gardener who knows the poisonous plants.
After analysing images of various poisonous animals, including the deathstalker scorpion and king cobra snake, they found similar patterns in terms of contrast and spatial frequencies to the trypophobic objects.
The use of poisonous gases in the Syrian city killed children, women and young people and caused paralysis and blindness to many others, according to Al Jarwan in a statement.
The most common of these were corn or rat snakes, boas, pythons and western hognose, with 3% of the exotic snake bites from poisonous snakes, including rattlesnakes and green mambas.
MERSEYSIDE X Factor duo Poisonous Twin are to take the plunge in a sponsored bungee jump to raise money for charity.
You may have already considered pond safety for toddlers and the need to put potentially lethal garden tools out of reach, but curious children may also put flowers or leaves into their mouths which are poisonous, while uninformed gardeners may brush against something which sets off an allergic reaction.
As schools break up for summer and the children venture into the garden, keep a watchful eye on the poisonous plants they may be mixing with, HANNAH STEPHENSON reports SCHOOL'S out for summer - and with the arrival of better weather, many children will be enjoying the freedom and fresh air that the garden offers.
You may have already considered pond safety and the need to put garden tools out of reach, but children may also put poisonous flowers or leaves into their mouths, while uninformed gardeners may brush against something which sets off an allergic reaction.
Morning Glory (Ipomoea) - This lovely garden climber, with heart-shaped leaves and large, trumpet-like flowers, adorns many trellises and archways in summer, but it is also poisonous.
This is in reply to Dipika C's attempt to create awareness among the public about poisonous plants in Bahrain (GDN, September 25).
Poisonous parenting; toxic relationships between parents and their adult children.
Most poisonous animals warn predators with their colors, taste, and smell.
A cucumber's skin is mildly poisonous and its pointed seeds will irritate gastro-intestinal tract.