Milestones Dec. 11, 2006

OVERTURNED. The conviction of Derek Tice, 36, one of the "Norfolk Four" Navy sailors found guilty of the 1997 rape and murder of a Navy wife; by a judge who ruled that police had violated Tice's Miranda rights in obtaining his confession; in Norfolk, Va. Tice, who is serving a life sentence, and three other sailors claimed they confessed falsely under police coercion. A fifth convicted man--the only one linked to the crime by DNA--says the sailors were not involved. A judge will rule on Dec. 20 on whether Tice should be released.

DIED. Dave Cockrum, 63, comic-book illustrator whose characters...

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