'Irate' man says Coca-Cola killed his wife
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:44a.m.
Coca-Cola staff in Invercargill are dressing in plain clothes and under protection of a security firm after receiving threats from a man who says the beverage killed his wife.
The man, name unknown, says his wife drank 10 litres of Coke a day, and ate very little.
Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand managing director George Adams said a "very irate" man had threatened to kill his staff, so they were now avoiding wearing Coca-Cola uniforms or driving branded cars.
He had seen the results of an inquest into the woman's death early last year, which showed she was deficient in nutrients and minerals, like potassium.
He said the claim Coke killed her was "patently untrue".
Police have spoken to the man accused of making the threats.
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8/06/2011 10:11:09 a.m.
Yea cokes bad for you but the only thing it will do is burn the lineing of the stomach which has happened to me but it can not kill you other wise they would have a warining sticker on the bottles like Demon drinks do. really 10 litres a day??? i love coke but even i cant drink that much a day.
7/06/2011 8:54:27 p.m.
Once again it's a case of it's someone else's fault.Simple way to deal with it blame those who are not to blame.
7/06/2011 11:31:47 a.m.
He is just grieving and wants someone to blame and in time he will get over it. I does come down to the fact that he also knew she was doing it and most people would realise that she was on a one way ticket only consuming coke all day with no nutrients etc. Very sad but he can't blame the Coka Cola company. We could blame alcohol companies for all the drink related deaths but we don't.
7/06/2011 11:15:56 a.m.
Sounds like suicide to me. If the husband allowed, or funded, this I'd charge him as an accessory
7/06/2011 11:08:28 a.m.
Yes coke is bad for you but who doesn't know that. They didn't force her to drink only coke and eat nothing else. This man is just grieving and wanting someone to blame. It is her own fault.Drink driving kills people but we don't blame the alcohol companies.
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