Thursday, May 03, 2007

Murder by Dueling Charged in West Virginia

Interestingly, this isn't a concealed carry case, these gentlemen weren't carrying pistols when they quarreled. But they seem to have mutually decided that the other individual would be greatly improved by death.

[A West Virginia] law, written in 1849, reads: "If any person fight a duel in this state and in so doing inflict a mortal wound, he shall be deemed guilty of murder."...

Witnesses saw the men argue in the road, part ways to retrieve handguns and return with weapons... Testing determined that both weapons were fired. [The deceased] was fatally shot in the torso. |CNN|

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