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  • Professor was killed by ex-wife in University of South Carolina murder-suicide, coroner says

    02/07/2015 3:17:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-7-2015 | Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – A professor who taught anatomy and physiology and was highly regarded by both his students and fellow faculty members was shot and killed by his ex-wife in an apparent murder-suicide at the University of South Carolina, a coroner said Friday. Sunghee Kwon shot Raja Fayad several times in the upper body Thursday afternoon in a fourth-floor office at the university's Public Health building, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release. Kwan then committed suicide with a gunshot to her stomach, the coroner said. A 9 mm pistol with an empty magazine was found near...
  • Sheriff Lott's New Toy

    09/11/2008 10:27:19 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 65 replies · 843+ views
    Reason.com ^ | 9.01.2008 | Rdley Balko
    The Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's Department (that's them above) just obtained an armored personnel carrier, complete with a belt-fed, .50-cal turreted machine gun. Sheriff Leon Lott has charmingly named the vehicle "The Peacemaker," and insists that using a caliber of ammunition that even the U.S. military is reluctant to use against human targets (it's generally reserved for use against armored vehicles) will "save lives."