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A very true Story
#1
Shy 
This is interesting and gets your
mind working. Hard to believe it is true, but fun to read anyway, at least it is
true that it was reported.

At the 1994 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science,
AAFS President Dr. Don Harper Mills astounded his audience with the legal
complications of a bizarre death.

Here is the story:

On March 23, 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of
Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound to the head. Mr.
Opus had jumped from the top of a 10-story building intending to commit suicide.
He left a note to the effect indicating his despondency.


As he fell past the ninth floor his life was interrupted by a
shotgun blast passing through a window which killed him instantly. Neither the
shooter nor the deceased was aware that a safety net had been installed just
below the eighth floor level to protect some building workers and that Ronald
Opus would not have been able to complete his suicide the way he had planned.


Dr. Mills continued, " Ordinarily, a person who sets out to
commit suicide and ultimately succeeds, even though the mechanism might not be
what he intended, is still defined as committing suicide." That Mr. Opus was
shot on the way to death, but probably would not have been successful because of
the safety net, caused the medical examiner to feel that he had a homicide on
his hands.


The room on the ninth floor, where the shotgun blast emanated,
was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. They were arguing vigorously and he
was threatening her with a shotgun. The man was so upset that when he pulled the
trigger he completely missed his wife and the pellets went through the window
striking Mr. Opus. When one intends to kill subject "A" but kills subject "B"
in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject "B".



When confronted with the murder charge the old man and his wife
were both adamant and both said that they thought the shotgun was unloaded. The
old man said it was a long-standing habit to threaten his wife with the unloaded
shotgun. He had no intention to murder her. Therefore, the killing of Mr. Opus
appeared to be an accident; that is, if the gun had been accidentally loaded.



The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old
couple's son loading the shotgun about six weeks prior to the fatal accident.
It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son's financial support and the
son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly,
loaded the gun with the expectation that his father would shoot his mother.
Since the loader of the gun was aware of this, he was guilty of the murder even
though he didn't actually pull the trigger. The case now becomes one of murder
on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus.



Now comes the exquisite twist. Further investigation revealed
that the son was, in fact, Ronald Opus. He had become increasingly despondent
over the failure of his attempt to engineer his mother's murder. This led him
to jump off the 10-story building on March 23rd, only to be killed by a shotgun
blast passing through the ninth story window. The son had actually murdered
himself so the medical examiner closed the case as a suicide.



--A true story from Associated Press==
 
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#2
Now that is really strange, What go's around comes around.
 
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#3
Is this an example of, "What goes around, comes around?"
 
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#4
Wow!!! I gues when it is your time to go IT IS your time to go. Really freaky situation here - thanks Bad Boy for sharing.

Deb
 
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#5
Is that Karma? I think so.
"Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!" Eleanor Roosevelt
 
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#6
Wow! Great read BB.Thanks. How ironic life is. Destiny.
 
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#7
Okay, I said it was true. And I didn't lie, this story truely was stated at the 1994 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science,
AAFS President Dr. Don Harper Mills astounded his audience with the legal complications of a bizarre death.

I do think it was also said at the 1987 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science. It was hypothetical to prove and illustrate a major point.

But, I see many did get the point. On how one thing so simple can change everything. But, it does prove, how every turn one makes, can and will come back and bite them...

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/opus.asp
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#8
Sounds like a Full Circle Situation!! My Father always Said "What goes around, Comes Around"!Smile
 
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