This afternoon James Lewis, convicted of extortion in the still-unsolved 1982 Tylenol murders, in which seven people died after ingesting Tylenol tainted with cyanide, was forced to give a DNA sample and fingerprints in response to a DuPage County grand jury. Investigations into the murders have been reopened.

Ten years ago, Joy Bergmann’s Reader cover story “A Bitter Pill” offered a chilling profile of Lewis, including a link to an earlier murder.