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Thursday, September 15

The Death of Frances Newton

Reading more about her execution and case has reminded me again about how a little information can be misleading and why I'm not so sure it's a good thing for people to have "a little" knowledge about politics.

It seems the case was more complex than was expressed in the editorial yesterday.

Newton didn't deny putting a gun in her 7-year-old son's knapsack and stashing the bag at an abandoned house.
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Three weeks before the slayings, Newton took out $50,000 life insurance policies on herself, her husband and her daughter. She named herself as beneficiary and said she signed her husband's name to prevent him from discovering she had set aside money to pay for the premiums.


The insurance policy could have been a coincidence. I'm not so sure about ballistic reports.

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