CRIME: Full Payment

His friends knew William Thomas Clatterbuck as a man who worked hard to support his wife and four children, but never quite seemed to be out of debt. Not long ago he had borrowed $2,500 to spruce up his two-story frame house in the Blue Ridge foothills near Hillsboro, Va. A stonecrusher in a quarry, William Clatter-buck, 33, was powerfully built (240 lb.). He was kind and shy; he gave $5 a week to the Nazarene Church; he often carried candy to give to children as he walked down the street.

One day last week William Clatterbuck went to visit at...

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