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To try to save himself, he sent word to Bugs. Then they clamped down on him even harder
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Bugs is referring to...

name?
BugsBunny?
species?


Bugs is H A M ?

he is H A M ?

they are H A M?
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Spankplug:

Bugs is referring to...

name? yes
BugsBunny? no
species? no


Bugs is H A M ? yes

he is H A M ? yes

they are H A M? yope, but not relevant assume H A and probably a mixture of M and F
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Clamped down - car clamping? Move in contact sport type activity? Authorities limiting his freedom? Penalty that he had to pay for some misdemeanor?
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was he in danger?
of his life?
his possessions?

would Bugs have helped him?

did they find out about bugs?

are they with the government?
is anything illegal involved?

drugs?
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Just to confirm - himself = he = him?
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Ben Segal ?
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Lynne:

Clamped down - car clamping? no Move in contact sport type activity? no Authorities limiting his freedom? yope...explore Penalty that he had to pay for some misdemeanor? no

Spankplug:

was he in danger? possibly
of his life? possibly
his possessions? no

would Bugs have helped him? yes

did they find out about bugs? yes

are they with the government? yes
is anything illegal involved? yes

drugs? no

Bodo:

Just to confirm - himself = he = him? yes

Peter:

Ben Segal ? no
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Is he Henry? title relevant?
Is Bugs one of they?
Did Bugs get the word he sent? Did he in fact send more than one word :-)?
Did Bugs help him?
Is Bugs' name relevant? Any mobsters involved?
Was he in prison? Was Bugs? Are they prison officers? Police officers?
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the ones involved with something illegal are?
He?
they?
Bugs?


are they with the police?

illegal things involved
robbery?
smuggling?
kidnapping?
murder?


my name is SPARKPLUG1 not spankplug!
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Bentarm:

Is he Henry? yes title relevant? yes...there is an obscure hint lurking...ask the King
Is Bugs one of they? no
Did Bugs get the word he sent? no Did he in fact send more than one word :-)? yes ar ar
Did Bugs help him? no
Is Bugs' name relevant? ask the King Any mobsters involved? no
Was he in prison? yes Was Bugs? no Are they prison officers? no Police officers? yope

Sparkplug:

the ones involved with something illegal are? assume you mean doing, not 'involoved'
He? yes
they? no
Bugs? yes


are they with the police? yope

illegal things involved
robbery?
smuggling?
kidnapping?
murder? this one


my name is SPARKPLUG1 not spankplug! sorry about that, just messin with ya
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did henry and bugs work together?

were they going to murder someone? or had they already done it?

are they
detectives?
FBI?
undercover agents?
some other type of law enforcement

would they...
out him in jail
kill him
report him

was bugs also in danger?
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Did he send word by letter? telegram? email? text message? phone? carrier pigeon? personal messenger? Was the word he sent encrypted? Did they intercept it? read it?
Did he murder someone? Did Bugs?
If Bugs had helped him, would this have involved murdering someone?
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Oh, and "the king" - elvis? a real life king?
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Bentarm:

Did he send word by letter? this one telegram? email? text message? phone? carrier pigeon? personal messenger? Was the word he sent encrypted? no Did they intercept it? yope read it? yes

Did he murder someone? yes
Did Bugs? no
If Bugs had helped him, would this have involved murdering someone? no

Oh, and "the king" - elvis? yes a real life king? no, but some think so ;-)
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What, they're both in jail? If so, same jail?
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you never answered my questions!
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Sparkplug:

did henry and bugs work together? no

were they going to murder someone? if you mean Henry and Bugs, yope. If 'they' no
or had they already done it? if you mean Henry and Bugs, yope. If 'they' no


are they
detectives?
FBI?
undercover agents?
some other type of law enforcement more like this...but not exactly law enforcement

would they...
out him in jail what does this mean?
kill him possibly
report him no

was bugs also in danger? no

Bodo:

What, they're both in jail? no If so, same jail?

Sparkplug:

you never answered my questions! sorry...got it now
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This seems to be wandering a bit, so...
RECAP:

Bugs refers to a man’s name. Both Bugs and Henry are H A M. ‘They’ are H A, but a mixture of M and F. Clamping down is not car clamping and has nothing to do with sports. Clamping down is somewhat (indirectly) related to limiting his freedom and is not related to the commission of a misdemeanor.

Henry is possible in danger for his life. But his possessions are not in any danger. Bugs would have helped Henry, but ‘they’ found out about Bugs. They are with the government and there is something illegal involved here, but it is not drugs. He is the same as him and Henry, but he is not Ben Segal. Bugs is not one of ‘they’. Bugs did not get the word that was sent even though it was, in fact, more than one word.

Henry’s name in the title is relevant due to an obscure hint that is lurking. Bugs did not help Henry. Bugs’s name is relevant in the same way Henry’s name is relevant. There are no mobsters involved with the puzzle.
Henry was in prison, but Bugs was not. They are not prison officers nor police, nor law enforcement officers.

Henry has done something illegal. BLOOPER: Bugs has not done anything illegal (at least as far as we know). ‘They” are with the police at times, but are not police officers. The illegal thing involved here is murder.

Elvis is the king. Henry sent word by letter. In some way, it was intercepted and ‘they’ read it. Henry murdered someone, but Bugs did not. If Bugs had helped Henry, he would not have been involved with murdering someone.

Henry and Bugs were not going to murder someone. Henry and Bugs had not already murdered someone. ‘They’ are not detectives, FBI, undercover agents, or law enforcement per se’. ‘They’ might kill Henry at some point (indirectly). Bugs was not in danger. Bugs and Henry were not both in jail.
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sorry I meant put him in jail

is this a true story?
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Sparkplug:

sorry I meant put him in jail

is this a true story? yes, but the names have been changed to provide an obscure hint
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If they killed Henry, would it be deliberate? through neglect? If they killed Henry, would they do it indirectly as in: using a third party to kill him? Depriving him of something he needed to live?
Is Bugs bunny relevant?
Does Bugs know Henry killed someone? Is it relevant who Henry killed? Is Henry in jail for killing that person?
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Bentarm:

If they killed Henry, would it be deliberate? yes through neglect? yes If they killed Henry, would they do it indirectly probably as in: using a third party to kill him? could be Depriving him of something he needed to live? yes
Is Bugs bunny relevant? no
Does Bugs know Henry killed someone? yes Is it relevant who Henry killed? no Is Henry in jail for killing that person? yesish
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would they deprive him of
food?
water?

are they the prison guards?
the other prisoners?

did bugs help henry kill someone?
if so, indirectly?
directly
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Sparkplug:

would they deprive him of
food?
water? no to both

are they the prison guards? no
the other prisoners? no

did bugs help henry kill someone? no
if so, indirectly?
directly
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was the murder an accident?

did henry know the person killed?
did they know the person killed?
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Sparkplug:

was the murder an accident? no

did henry know the person killed? no but irrel
did they know the person killed? they know who, but were not friends with the victim
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"Shifty Henry said to Bugs, for heaven's sake, no one's looking nows a chance to make a break."

Is Bugs a nickname, like Al Capone's nemesis --> George 'Bugs' Moran?
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Are they involved in protecting Henry from something? (so they could kill him by not protecthing him properly)
Did they find out about Bugs by reading the letter?
Does Henry know that Bugs didn't get the letter? Does Henry have any other way of communicating with Bugs?
Is Bugs' relationship to Henry relevant? Did they know each other before Henry went to prison?
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Noobdogg:

Is Bugs a nickname, like Al Capone's nemesis --> George 'Bugs' Moran? It is a name taken from that line in the song as a hint for people to use to figure out that Henry is in jail

Bentarm:

Are they involved in protecting Henry from something? (so they could kill him by not protecthing him properly) no
Did they find out about Bugs by reading the letter? yes
Does Henry know that Bugs didn't get the letter? yes
Does Henry have any other way of communicating with Bugs? yes,but not relevant
Is Bugs' relationship to Henry relevant? Did they know each other before Henry went to prison?yes
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were henry and bugs related?

would they deprive him of shelter?
protection?
warmth?
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are "they" a jury? the press? lawyers? private investigators? Elvis impersonators? (that would be cool :].. )
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Sparkplug:

were henry and bugs related? no

would they deprive him of shelter? no
protection? no
warmth? no

Sixtyeight:

are "they" a jury? no the press? no
lawyers? yes!
private investigators? no
Elvis impersonators? no, but you're right, it would be
(that would be cool :].. )
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Were they Henry's lawyers? The lawyers for whoever Henry killed? the lawyers prosecuting Henry?
Was Henry going to be put to death?
When Henry killed the relevant person, was it murder?
Has Henry ever committed any other relevant crimes? Were he and Bugs partners in crime?
Is Bugs a lawyer?
Would Bugs have helped Henry escape? helped him in a court case?
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Bentarm:

Were they Henry's lawyers? no The lawyers for whoever Henry killed? yes the lawyers prosecuting Henry? that too
Was Henry going to be put to death? could be
When Henry killed the relevant person, was it murder? yes
Has Henry ever committed any other relevant crimes? yes, but... Were he and Bugs partners in crime? no, but...
Is Bugs a lawyer? no
Would Bugs have helped Henry escape? noish helped him in a court case? yes

now were gettin somewhere
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Was Gubs supposed to alibi Hank? Provide a character reference? Smear the victim?
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Does Bugs work in the legal system at all?
Would Bugs helping Henry have been illegal?
Would he have helped Henry by giving evidence? false evidence? Providing him with an alibi?
Would Bugs have helped Henry if he'd got the letter? relevant?
Might someone else have been able to help Henry in the same way? Someone with the same job as Bugs?
Might someone else still be able to help Henry in the same way now that "they" have read the letter?
So if "they" had killed Henry, it would have been by getting him sentenced to death, right?
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Bodo:

Was Gubs supposed to alibi Hank? yope, explore
Provide a character reference? Smear the victim? no to both

Bentarm:

Does Bugs work in the legal system at all? no
Would Bugs helping Henry have been illegal? yes
Would he have helped Henry by giving evidence? yes false evidence? yes Providing him with an alibi? yesish
Would Bugs have helped Henry if he'd got the letter? yes relevant? yes
Might someone else have been able to help Henry in the same way? yes Someone with the same job as Bugs? somewhere between no and not relevant
Might someone else still be able to help Henry in the same way now that "they" have read the letter? no
So if "they" had killed Henry, it would have been by getting him sentenced to death, right? yes
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Is Bugs' job relevant?
If Bugs had helped Henry, would he have done it by claiming to have been with Henry when the murder took place? By claiming to have been with Henry at some other relevant time?
Is it relevant where Bugs actually was at this time?
Had Bugs and Henry worked together? Are they related? Friends?
Does Bugs have a relevant relationship with Henry's murderee?
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Bentarm:

Is Bugs' job relevant? no
If Bugs had helped Henry, would he have done it by claiming to have been with Henry when the murder took place? no, but explore
By claiming to have been with Henry at some other relevant time? no
Is it relevant where Bugs actually was at this time? no
Had Bugs and Henry worked together? no
Are they related? no
Friends? yes
Does Bugs have a relevant relationship with Henry's murderee? no
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If Bugs had helped Henry, would have done it by saying something about where Henry was when the murder took place? Saying that he knew where Henry was? Had somehow been in contact with Henry?
Would he have implied that it was impossible for Henry to have committed the murder? Because Henry couldn't have been in the right place? Because Henry wouldn't have been capable of doing something relevant?
Is anything relevant about Bugs and Henry's relationship other than that they are friends?

Do "they" know about Henry's other relevant crimes? Does Bugs know about Henry's other relevant crimes? Is it relevant when Henry's other relevant crimes were committed? Just prior to? during? after? the murder?
Did Henry make his living from committing crimes? relevant crimes?
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Bentarm:

If Bugs had helped Henry, would have done it by saying something about where Henry was when the murder took place? no Saying that he knew where Henry was? no Had somehow been in contact with Henry? no
Would he have implied that it was impossible for Henry to have committed the murder? no Because Henry couldn't have been in the right place? no Because Henry wouldn't have been capable of doing something relevant? no, there is a FA lurking...in the immortal words of the Joker, lets broaden our minds
Is anything relevant about Bugs and Henry's relationship other than that they are friends? no

Do "they" know about Henry's other relevant crimes? yes Does Bugs know about Henry's other relevant crimes? yes Is it relevant when Henry's other relevant crimes were committed? yes Just prior to? during? after? this one the murder?
Did Henry make his living from committing crimes? no relevant crimes? no
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Would Bugs have implied that there wasn't in fact a murder committed? Claimed to be the victim?
Do they know when the murder took place? Have they found the body? Does Henry know where the body is? Did he tell Bugs in the letter?
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Bentarm:

Would Bugs have implied that there wasn't in fact a murder committed? no Claimed to be the victim? no. Bugs is a social kind of guy
Do they know when the murder took place? no Have they found the body? yes, but not relevant Does Henry know where the body is? no Did he tell Bugs in the letter? no
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Would Bugs have said something about Henry's whereabouts at some relevant time?
Would he have claimed to be with Henry at some relevant time? To know where Henry was at some relevant time?
Is how Henry killed his victim relevant?
If Bugs had helped Henry, would he have done so by appearing in court as a witness and answering questions? would he have lied in his answers to these questions?
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Would Bugs have said something about Henry's whereabouts at some relevant time? no
Would he have claimed to be with Henry at some relevant time? no To know where Henry was at some relevant time? no
Is how Henry killed his victim relevant? no
If Bugs had helped Henry, would he have done so by appearing in court as a witness and answering questions? no, but... would he have lied in his answers to these questions? not Bugs...
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Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would Bugs have helped Henry by altering some piece of physical evidence? fabricating some piece of physical evidence?
If Bugs had helped Henry, would this have affected Henry's behaviour in the courtroom during his trial? The behaviour of Henry's lawyers? the behaviour of the lawyers prosecuting Henry?
Would Bugs have done something to alter the case for the defence? The case for the prosecution?
If Bugs had helped Henry, would he have appeared in court? If he was unable to help Henry, would he have appeared in court?
Would any mutual acquaintance of Bugs and Henry appear in court if Bugs had helped Henry? If he hadn't?
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Bentarm:

Would Bugs have helped Henry by altering some piece of physical evidence? no fabricating some piece of physical evidence? no
If Bugs had helped Henry, would this have affected Henry's behaviour in the courtroom during his trial? not directly The behaviour of Henry's lawyers? YES! the behaviour of the lawyers prosecuting Henry? possibly
Would Bugs have done something to alter the case for the defence? yes The case for the prosecution? not directly
If Bugs had helped Henry, would he have appeared in court? no If he was unable to help Henry, would he have appeared in court? no
Would any mutual acquaintance of Bugs and Henry appear in court if Bugs had helped Henry? YES If he hadn't? no

Now were cookin! Good job!
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Posted on Friday, October 05, 2007 - 11:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the mutual acquaintance's job relevant? Is he a lawyer? a judge? would he appear as an expert witness? Would he claim to have been with Henry at some relevant time? Would claim that Henry was incapable of committing the crime for some reason?
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Bentarm:

Is the mutual acquaintance's job relevant? no Is he a lawyer? no a judge? no would he appear as an expert witness? yes Would he claim to have been with Henry at some relevant time? something like that Would claim that Henry was incapable of committing the crime for some reason? yes
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HINT: In Henry's letter, he characterized his emerging alibis (presumeably for Henry's lawyers as well as....) and spoke of a witness (presumeably false witness) and when this person would be available to testify (lie in court).

What's left? Why didn't Bugs get the message?
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anything relevant about how the letter was written? by hand? on paper? US mail?

anything about the letter having to pass through the jail system?

Did Bugs visit him in jail? did he talk to bugs on the phone?

relevant where the witness was when the letter was sent?
was the witness incarcerated?
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Sixtyeight:

anything relevant about how the letter was written? no by hand? could be on paper? yes US mail? yes

anything about the letter having to pass through the jail system? yesish

Did Bugs visit him in jail? no did he talk to bugs on the phone? no

relevant where the witness was when the letter was sent? no
was the witness incarcerated? no
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Was the letter addressed to Bugs?
I presume that the letter does not mention that the witness is fake?
did something about the content of the letter clue them in on Bugs?
Did they intercept Bugs' letter because they knew of foul play?
did he simply mail the letter to Bugs?
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Sixtyeight:

Was the letter addressed to Bugs? yope
I presume that the letter does not mention that the witness is fake? no...I expect that was presumed or already known
did something about the content of the letter clue them in on Bugs? yes, but not the key issue here
Did they intercept Bugs' letter because they knew of foul play? no
did he simply mail the letter to Bugs? he did
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This is reminding me of the one where a man in jail gets a note from his Dad about not being able to dig up the back garden to plant potatoes without his help, to which he replies ("Whatever you do don't dig back there - it's where I've hidden the swag.") The authorities read all the outgoing mail and show up at the old man's place, dig up the entire back yard, and find nothing. When the father sends a puzzled note back to his son the response is "Don't worry about that; now you can plant your spuds."

Was the witness an actual real human-type person? Did Henry know that his mail would be read?
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Was the witness an actual real human-type person? yes
Did Henry know that his mail would be read? no
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Henry attempt to take some precautions to ensure that his mail would not be read? eg, send it through unusual channels? via a visitor? pigeon post?
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Bentarm:

Did Henry attempt to take some precautions to ensure that his mail would not be read? no eg, send it through unusual channels? via a visitor? pigeon post? sent it normally, but explore
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he make a mistake when addressing the letter? Forget to put a stamp on it?
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Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 5:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bentarm:

Did he make a mistake when addressing the letter? yes Forget to put a stamp on it? no
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did he put the wrong name? address? post code/zip code?

did the letter ever leave the prison? was all his mail read? or was something suspicious about this one? was it returned to the prison due to the mistake in address?
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damia:

did he put the wrong name? no address? yes post code/zip code? that too probably

did the letter ever leave the prison? yes was all his mail read? no or was something suspicious about this one? no was it returned to the prison due to the mistake in address? yes

That is the crux of it. SP0yler to follow
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******** SPOILER ***********

Quinton Thomas (Henry), 22, inadvertently strengthened the murder charge against him in April when he mailed a letter from the jail in Rockville, Md. (to Bugs), believing that the contents would not be read by jail officials. However, Thomas had gotten the recipient's address wrong, causing the post office to "return to sender," and, as longstanding policy, officials inspect all incoming mail (for contraband). According to an August Washington Post report, Thomas characterized his emerging alibis and also wrote about a witness, "This white (expletive) can't make it to court on May 7 through May 12, ya feel me. I don't care what you gotta do, you don't even gotta stink the cracker, he just cant make it to Rockville that whole week, Homie." [Washington Post, 8-10-07]


Thanks so much for the hard work, folks. Nicely swooped damia...that was almost Bodo-like
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lol oops sorry about that!! didn't realise that was the last bit of it!!! :D

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