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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Ryan T. Green was convicted of murder in Pensacola, Fla., in October despite his defense that he was certain the “A” on his police officer-victim’s hat was for Antichrist, whom he was obligated to kill.
Clayton E. Butsch was convicted of murder in Everett, Wash., in October despite his defense that he was part of “The Truman Show” movie and had been ordered to kill by a pet cat.
Reyes Olivares was charged with murder in Las Vegas, Nev., despite his defense in October that his construction-foreman-victim was a sorcerer who put a spell on him with his flatulence.
A November paper by Sheffield (England) University education lecturer Pat Sikes argued that not all teacher-pupil romances are bad and that, in fact, sometimes “the seductive nature and ‘erotic charge’ often characteristic of ‘good’ teaching” can provoke a “positive and exciting response.” Dr. Sikes, 50, who met her now-husband in 1970 when she was 14 and he was a 22-year-old history teacher, estimated that 1,500 pupil-teacher affairs develop in Britain every year.
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