Criminal Justice: The D.A.'s Wrong Guess

When he left Manhattan's City College one night last winter, handsome Mike Schaffer, 19, was feeling good: in a basketball game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he had scored 18 points and led his team to victory. With his girl, his sister and eight friends, Mike headed for an ice cream parlor to celebrate. Up drove Edward Weissman, 19, a factory worker, who shouted flirtatiously at one of the girls. Hot words followed. According to police, Weissman gunned his motor, drove straight at the group, hit Mike Schaffer and dragged him half a block to his death. Weissman never stopped....

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