WHOA Newsletter - July 21, 2008
July 21, 2008
I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Bet this is a hot case
Men sentenced for setting friend's crotch ablaze
Two practical jokers are behind bars for setting their passed-out drinking buddy's crotch ablaze while boozing in Grover Beach. Matthew Craig Pillers and Jack Brent Nicholas Keiffer pleaded no contest to a felony great bodily injury charge.
Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Pillers, a parolee, was sentenced to two years in prison and the 19-year-old Keiffer got 45 days in San Luis Obispo County jail.
Elliot Tuleja was passed out when the men poured cologne on the man's groin and set him on fire on Jan. 18. Tuleja had second-degree burns on his testicles.
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Net needs tightening - 07/19/08
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Whatcom Co. fire chief faces harassment charge - 07/17/08
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Some people are calling for his resignation.
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Victim testifies in Internet stalking case - 07/16/08
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Threatening e-mail gets man 4½ months in jail - 07/16/08
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Woman fired over husband's email threat to Minnesota professor - 07/15/08
Professor PZ Myers, a biologist at the University of Minnesota Morris in the United States, has been receiving email threats for a post made on his Pharyngula blog in support of a University of Central Florida student who took a consecrated host from a Catholic Mass in protest of the church activities.
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