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Bush biographer, Hatfield, kills self (USA) Hicks gained national notoriety when he published Jim Hatfield’s controversial Dubya biography, “Fortunate Son.” The scathing, well-documented expose of the Bush dynasty resulted in near financial ruin for Soft Skull, a brilliant film documentary (www.hornsandhalos.com...), and Hatfield’s tragic suicide.
Weapons expert about to 'out' Tony Blair (U.K.) "I have always said that had it been a member of my family, I wouldn't have accepted what they came out with," one of the paramedics, Dave Bartlett, told the paper.
At the time of his death, Kelly was at the centre of a storm over whether Blair and his government deliberately exaggerated the case for going to war with Iraq.
Shortly beforehand, Kelly had been publicly identified as the source of a hugely controversial BBC radio broadcast claiming Blair's government had, as the reporter put it, "sexed up" the threat posed by Iraq.
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Father of investigative reporter (USA) CHADDS FORD, Pa. They still come in the mail, the geography books that prominent attorney Miles Warner ordered before his violent death eight weeks ago. The volumes are nice enough, but what his son, Bob Warner, really craves are answers. And those are in short supply.
After Ruby's 1964 conviction for "murder with malice," in an appeal to the Texas Supreme Court, Ruby's lawyers argued that he could not have received a fair trial in the city of Dallas due to the excessive publicity surrounding the case. The appellate court agreed and ruled that his motion for a change of venue before the original trial court should have been granted, and so Ruby's conviction and death sentence was overturned. While awaiting a new trial, Ruby died of a pulmonary embolism in Parkland Hospital on January 3, 1967. Ruby died, legally, an innocent man while he was awaiting the new trial.
Originally posted by Valhall
Unless he was working on something new and revealing I would think the theory he was offed is a bit of a stretch. 8 years after writing a series is a bit late to "shut some one up" isn't it?
Gary also told Ricky that he had been receiving death threats and was being regularly followed. It was also mentioned that Gary was working on a new story concerning the CIA and drug trafficking.