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In November 2003, Mark Shleifer, 48, pleaded guilty in Doylestown, Pa., to possessing more than 1,000 pictures of child pornography, even though he is legally blind.
Joseph Micale, 34, charged with manslaughter in the death of his wife, said she accidentally died while being choked during sex to heighten her orgasm (Syracuse, N.Y., January).
Sheila Davalloo, 34, was convicted of attempted murder, though she said her husband was accidentally stabbed during one of the couple’s consensual rough-sex sessions (Pleasantville, N.Y., February).
Donald Marks, 40, abruptly pleaded no contest to murdering a 38-year-old prostitute, though he had claimed for over a year that she accidentally died while he was choking her in consensual rough sex.
In May, former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, who presided over the state’s 2000 presidential recount, revealed that her absentee ballot in a March 2004 local election was not counted because she forgot to sign it.
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