Poisoned lotto winner's brother sought probe

Last updated 14:39 12/02/2013

Relevant offers

World

Queensland storm injures 38 Cameron sets out to curb EU immigrants Thirty-eight UN peacekeepers desert post Burger King employee finds $127,000 Mexico unveils anti-crime measures Photos: This week around the world Twenty-three thousand year old statue found Cuff cuss as murderer Phillip Smith boards plane home 'What will become of her? What will become of the others?' Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

The brother of a Chicago man poisoned with cyanide shortly after winning the lottery says he is the family member who asked authorities to reconsider the initial finding that his sibling had died of natural causes.

Imtiaz Kahn says he had nightmares about his brother before his death and his suspicions about the death lead him to push coroner's officials to conduct more test. Urooj (oo-ROOJ') Khan died July 20 as he was about to collect his $425,000 (NZ$509,000) in Illinois State Lottery winnings.

Imtiaz Khan said in a telephone interview Monday that he began demanding more tests be conducted immediately after coroner's officials said he died of natural causes.

Further tests revealed in November that Urooj Khan had been poisoned. His body was exhumed in January for more testing.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content