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Out-of-control shotgun goes on killing spree

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by R-Tex12, Mar 25, 2004.

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  1. R-Tex12

    R-Tex12 Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Sorry if this has already been posted. I did a quick scan & didn't see it anywhere, but could have missed it.


    Jayson Williams' gun goes on three-state killing spree

    Rampage bolsters defense theory that gun acted alone

    A shotgun belonging to former NBA star Jayson Williams escaped from Mr. Williams's manslaughter trial in Somerville, N.J. today and went on what law-enforcement officials called "a senseless three-state killing spree."

    The shotgun's startling escape from the courtroom occurred just as one of Mr. Williams's defense lawyers was arguing that a design flaw had caused the gun to fire on its own in the shooting of Mr. Williams's chauffeur, Costas "Gus" Christofi.

    The Browning 12-gauge, double-barrel gun fired two shots, wounding Judge Edward Coleman and a Hunterdon County bailiff before making its hasty exit, witnesses confirmed.

    Mr. Williams' firearm then carjacked a limo that had been waiting outside and went on its wanton three-state killing rampage.

    Law enforcement officials said that as of this afternoon, Mr. Williams' shotgun had slain four in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and was last seen driving west on Interstate 287.

    While deploring the shotgun's latest acts of senseless violence, Mr. Williams's attorneys privately conceded that the gun's thrill-kill spree probably bolstered their argument that Mr. Williams's weapon had acted alone in the shooting of Mr. Christofi.

    And in Los Angeles today, lawyers for actor Robert Blake and record producer Phil Spector argued that their clients' murder charges should be dropped because their guns may have acted alone or possibly in concert with Jayson Williams's gun.

    "It is becoming increasingly clear that people don't kill people, guns kill people," a lawyer for Mr. Spector said.

    Elsewhere, after a 15-ton whale was beached off the coast of England, scientists blamed McDonald's.
  2. SoCalGeek

    SoCalGeek Member

    Jun 7, 2003
  3. fjolnirsson

    fjolnirsson Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Oregon, in the Willamette Valley
    I guess I'd better go lock up all those triggers...
  4. clipse

    clipse Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    England deserves Rosie.
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