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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Gunman Sues His Victim for Firing Back in Self-Defense

LEGAL NEWS OF THE WEIRD – Samuel Cutrufelli, 31, filed a lawsuit in October in Sacramento County, Calif., claiming that Jay Leone, 90, “negligently” shot him. Cutrufelli had burglarized Leone’s home in Greenbrae, unaware that Leone was home. When Leone reached for one of his stashed handguns, Cutrufelli shot him in the jaw and then pulled the trigger point-blank at Leone’s head, but was out of bullets. Leone then shot Cutrufelli several times, which Cutrufelli apparently felt was entirely unnecessary. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Man Arrested for Having Himself Shot in the Leg

LEGAL NEWS OF THE WEIRD — Darren Hieber, 33, became the most recent person to choose drastic means to reconcile with an ex. Twice Hieber, of Onawa, Iowa, arranged to have himself shot in order to win his ex-wife’s sympathy. The first hit man shot Hieber in the leg, but the wife still ignored him, and a second job was arranged in March, with two different shooters, but that failed, also. Adding to his frustration, Hieber was sentenced to 10 …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Short-Changed Bank Robber Returns for More Money

LEGAL NEWS OF THE WEIRD — Arthur Bundrage, 28, was arrested in Syracuse, N.Y., in October after he returned to the Alliance Bank — which he had just robbed minutes earlier — because he discovered that the employee had given him less than the $20,000 his demand note ordered. Officers arrived to find Bundrage standing by the front doors, trying to get back in.  

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Posted 2 years ago in News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Man Makes Deathbed Confession, Goes to Prison for Life

LEGAL NEWS OF THE WEIRD — By 2009, James Washington believed he had gotten away with a 1995 murder, but then he had a heart attack, and on his deathbed, in a fit of remorse, he confessed to a confidant. (“I have to get something off my conscience,” he told a guard in the jailhouse where he was serving time for a lesser, unrelated offense.) However, Washington miraculously recovered from the heart attack and tried to take back his confession, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Florida Cops Bust Up Dangerous Tavern Poker League

In October, state alcohol agents, assisted by local police in full riot gear, pointing their weapons, raided a bar in Largo, Fla., to shut down the latest gathering of the venerable Nutz Poker League, even though its players do not wager. (They meet at bars and restaurants, where management gives winners token gifts in exchange for the increased business.) A prosecutor told the Tampa Bay Times that Florida law defines illegal “gambling” as any game that permits players to win …

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