A beaker full of death wrote:
I disagree. If he wanted to kill him he could have used the ricin. Or come up with something else. He took a calculated risk, making an educated assessment on how much Lilly of the Valley would not be fatal. Chemistry is his field, don't forget. It was a slight risk, but he certainly didn't see it as much of one, given his ego.
So you'd be cool if I were to poison your son/nephew/child that you cared about with something that caused him great distress and put him in the hospital, so long as I had a reasonable expectation that it would actually kill him? And you'd be fine with me doing that as part of a a scheme to manipulate you into becoming an accessory to murder?