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Brittany Murphy's dad: She was poisoned

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  • Actress' dad says he believes daughter was poisoned
  • Lab commissioned by family says it found evidence of rat poison in hair
  • Experts dispute finding, say it would be difficult to tell from treated hair

Late actress Brittany Murphy's dad, Angelo Bertolotti, says he believes his daughter died as a result of foul play. He says he hired an independent lab to test hair samples from the "Clueless" and "8 Mile" star. Bertolotti says those tests indicate that she was poisoned.  

Bertolotti appeared on HLN News Now to talk about the results, but he declined to name the person who he believes is a suspect.

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Other experts says the lab's testing methods would not be able to distinguish poisoning from normal hair beauty treatments that a star like Murphy would likely have received. 

The L.A. coroner has said it would not reopen the case.

 

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