Death by laughing gas

The lawsuit by a Stockton man against the head shops that sold him laughing gas (Sunday’s column) is not the only legal action on that front.

A federal grand jury has indicted the a Arizona operator of a website called for selling nitrous oxide to a Virginia Tech student who killed himself with it.

Andy McCoy, a computer science major, was found dead last November in his apartment “with a plastic bag around his head and surrounded by so-called chargers, which are supposed to be used as propellants for whipped cream.”

Story here. 


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