March 6th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Mr. Gotti's trial has become more of a soap opera than the soaps, in which the Gotti women — led by

In Break From Code, Gotti Women Soak Up Trial Spotlight
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
Call it the Soprano effect. To spectators at John A. Gotti's racketeering trial, it often seems as if life were imitating television, and that the airing of every intimate detail of the fictional mobster Tony Soprano's life has broken down a social code that once prevented real-life mobsters from exposing their private lives and peccadilloes, from girlfriends to illegitimate children, in public.
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Chris Keeley

the child died after mistaking the sweet-tasting heroin substitute for a soft drink.

Boy, 2, died after taking parents' methadone

Audrey Gillan
Monday March 6, 2006
The Guardian


A two-year-old boy was found dead in his bed after drinking his parents' methadone, it emerged yesterday. Derek Alexander Doran's body was discovered by his 25-year-old mother at their home in Elphinstone, East Lothian.

The Scottish newspaper the Sunday Mail reported that the child died after mistaking the sweet-tasting heroin substitute for a soft drink. It is unclear how he managed to open what should have been a childproof bottle top. Derek's mother, Lisa Dodds, and his father, Derek Doran, 22, are both methadone users and have been questioned by the police.