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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 defendant's lawyers urged the judge to suppress the cache of weapons as fruit of the poisonous tree, arguing that their location was outside the purview of the search warrant obtained by police.
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He explained that the Presidency gave NAFDAC the clue on the alleged poisonous tomato because Nigerians residing in Iran raised an alarm that such product might find its way into the country.
'Villagers went fishing and caught some poisonous pufferfish which were thrown away."
'Three coal miners died of inhaling poisonous gas had been working deep inside the mine,' said a police official.
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Here are five of the most common toxic plants: | MONKSHOOD (Aconitum, right) OFTEN planted under trees or spring-flowering shrubs at the back of a border, bearing tall spikes of helmeted flowers in blues and purples in the summer, all parts of the plant are poisonous and a skin irritant, causing burning of the lips and mouth, intense vomiting, diarrhoea and spasms.
But be warned that when you chop your laurel hedge the sap gives off an unbelievably soporific As we head into the garden in the school holidays, watch out for the most common poisonous plants, warns HANNAH STEPHENSON effect and you may fall asleep.
But be warned that when you chop your laurel hedge the sap gives off an unbelievably soporific o As we head into the garden in the school holidays, watch out for the most common poisonous plants, warns HANNAH STEPHENSON effect and you may fall asleep.
| GLORY Lily (Gloriosa superba) THESE beautiful summerflowering climbers, produce red flowers with yellow tips, inset right, but their beauty belies their toxicity and every part of the plant - particularly the corm - is poisonous. | RUE (Ruta graveolens) HISTORICALLY grown as a medicinal plant for its antibacterial, anti-viral and antiinflammatory properties, avoid getting sap on your skin, which in sunlight can cause a blistering reaction which can last for weeks.
National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale has allegedly tabled before a parliamentary committees a list of those he said are behind the importation of poisonous sugar.
QUETTA: Six coal miners died from suffocation due to the presence of poisonous gas inside a coal mine in Marap Siyah Kumb area of Surab District Sikandarabad on Wednesday.According to the source the miners were extracting coal from a mine thousands of feet deep when poisonous gas filled the space, killing all six.
Mahmoud Hemida -- Photo courtesy Wikimedia CAIRO -- 23 January 2018: The world premiere of "Poisonous Roses" will take place at the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)between January 24 and February 4.
Turkey re-exported ten tonnes of "poisonous tomatoes" from Greece to the north, the Turkish Cypriot press reported on Monday.
JEDDDAH: Qassim residents are on alert after the municipality decorated the streets and the squares in the region with poisonous plants which the municipality had previously banned.
After my column last week on giant hogweed and other poisonous plants, reader David Marsden from Bridlington, East Yorkshire, wrote in with these tips: "That was a very interesting article about poisonous plants in your garden.
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.