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True Grit

June 12, 1988

Either Rossen has a very fertile imagination or her attacker was the proverbial 98-pound weakling. From her description of the attack, she was hit many times with a "3-foot sledgehammer." Sledgehammers are characterized by the weight of the head, not by the length of the handle. A solide blow from a sledgehammer would, at least, cause a major skull fracture. Steers in a slaughterhouse are killed by one blow of a sledgehammer. From her description of th1696620916 From the description of her injuries, it is more likely that she was hit by a broomstick.

WARREN H. CLARK

Balboa

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