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Police collected fingerprints and DNA samples from parishioners of a Maine church this week after someone poisoned the coffee pot at a church social hour. The head usher died and 15 others fell ill after drinking the coffee, which was laced with arsenic. The main suspect was a member of the Gustaf Adolph Evangelical Lutheran Church, Daniel Bondeson, who was found dead from a gunshot wound days after the incident. The next Sunday, Bishop Margaret Payne urged parishioners to “reclaim this space to be used the way God intended.” Gov. John Baldacci joined the congregation in prayer, as two state troopers stood guard over the coffee brewing in the meeting hall.

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