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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Dec. 30, 2014

 Cliches Come to Life

(1) In a $460,000 police-brutality settlement with the city of Birmingham, Alabama, in October, plaintiff Anthony Warren will receive $1,000, with the rest going to his lawyers. (The un-angelic Anthony is serving 20 years for running over an officer during a high-speed car chase in 2008; he took a beating once officers caught him.)

(2) Condemned California inmate Steven Homick, 74, finally took his last breath on Nov. 5 -- more than 29 years after committing the two murders that put him on death row. However, Homick died of natural causes (the 65th condemned California man to go that way in the last 35 years). [Reuters, 10-22-2014] [Associated Press via KPIX-TV (San Francisco), 11-5-2014]

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