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Wis. Woman Fined $300 For Laxative-Laced Cookies

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WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Wausau woman who pleaded no contest to giving laxative-laced cookies to her college professor has been fined $300.

Thirty-eight-year-old Becky Riiser apologized in court Thursday for the December 2009 act. Her attorney read from a letter she wrote the following month saying it was a “stupid practical joke” that she didn’t think through.

She told police she put half a box of Ex-Lax in the cookie batter. She left the cookies outside the office of her University of Wisconsin-Marathon County biology professor.

The Marshfield News-Herald says the professor ate one cookie. Minutes later the teacher got a phone call from a student who warned the cookies might be laced.

The professor got slightly sick the next day.

Riiser’s attorney says the UW System suspended Riiser for the semester.

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