Preventive

In a Lima courtroom last week, Coleman C. Wilcox, 34, an airline radio operator from Kansas City, Mo., was found guilty of having shot and seriously wounded his wife's admirer. When he rose for sentencing, the judge admonished Wilcox to "display more judiciousness in your relations with other people," ordered him to pay the victim's $1,500 hospital bill, and gave him a six months' suspended sentence. Said the state prosecutor, well satisfied with the outcome: "Such sentences have a preventive nature. They are like signs above the entrances to our homes saying: 'Seductor, cuidado [Seducer, take care]!'"

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