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Chinese student sentenced to death for poisoning roommate

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Shanghai: A medical student at a prestigious university in Shanghai was sentenced to death on Tuesday after he was convicted of murdering his roommate with laboratory poison in April last year.

Shanghai No.2 Intermediate People's Court convicted Lin Senhao, a post-graduate at Fudan University, of intentional homicide in the first trial verdict, Xinhua reported.

Lin used N-Nitrosodimethylamine, a deadly chemical compound he took from the university laboratory, to contaminate a water dispenser in their dormitory March 31 last year.

His roommate, Huang Yang, drank from the dispenser April 1 and died of organ failure days later despite doctors' efforts to save him.

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