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Offline Steve C

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Amputee trivia
« on: August 30, 2008, 07:37:13 PM »
I was watching a trivia quiz show from the UK called 'QI' and I heard this.
The last person to be guillotined in France... was a amputee.
His name was Hamida Djandoubi and he was a Tunisian immigrant. He lost his leg in an accident and later murdered a young woman whom he had met in the hospital while recovering.
At his trial his main defense revolved around the supposed effects of the amputation of his leg six years earlier which his lawyer claimed had driven him to a paroxysm of alcohol and violence, turning him into a different man.

It didn't work.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamida_Djandoubi
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Re: Amputee trivia
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 09:26:59 PM »

         "a paroxysm of alcohol and violence, turning him into a different man"

     I've tried that defense a few times myself.......   didn't work for me either, but I still have my head!

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Re: Amputee trivia
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 05:07:26 PM »
Well ... I suppose you could say that everyone who went to the gilloutine was an amputee afterwards!   :)   :)
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Re: Amputee trivia
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 06:26:21 PM »
Dick,
you are a very bold man. Accurate, but bold.



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Re: Amputee trivia
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008, 02:51:35 AM »
Steve:

That line about the beheaded person being an "amputee".  Just my warped sense of humor.

Reminds me of another classic:  The two boys in California who were in court because they had killed rheir parents - then begging the court for mercy becaise they were "orphans".
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Re: Amputee trivia
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 09:07:07 AM »
Dick, i was living out in califronia, and it was the mendez boys that tried that and if i remember right it didnt work for them, the jury did fall for it at all. Dont remember what they got but i do think that they are still in the GRAY BAR MOTEL and will be for a long time.
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Re: Amputee trivia
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 11:36:12 AM »
PLJack:

Yep, those are the boys.  And I certainly hope they have a long stay at the Big House - CA's premier "Gated Community".  Ya gotta wonder how their defense attorney could keep a straight face giving that line.  :)   ::)
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