uh-oh -- a cautionary tale
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 12:26:04 PDT
Subject: uh-oh -- a cautionary tale
[Kids, don't try this at home. This could be what happens when you suddently
realize at 17 (or 35) that you forgot to get a life... (and it gives the rest
of us a bad name) -psl]
Forwarded-by: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: WEIRDNUZ.323 (News of the Weird, April 15, 1994)
by Chuck Shepherd
* In October, Houston, Tex., computer enthusiast Shawn Kevin Quinn, 17,
pleaded no contest to putting out a murder contract on the boyfriend of a
girl he had eyes for. According to the man Quinn contacted, Quinn offered
to pay $5.30 plus seven Atari game cartridges. After a psychological exam
portrayed Quinn as merely socially retarded by his computer obsession, a
judge sentenced him to 10 years' probation.
[Ft. Worth Star-Telegram-AP, Oct93]
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