The Press: Sparks & Machete Blows

All the police knew was that the murderer had appeared to be a young Puerto Rican. They had no other clues to the man who stabbed Arthur Collins in the New York subway last October and sprinted away. Even so, a reporter from Manhattan's Spanish-language newspaper El Diario soon picked up the suspect's trail. Following a telephone tip, Esli Gonzalez, 34, went from bar to bar in The Bronx. Finally he found the fugitive, but the man got away again. Next night, Gonzalez tracked the man down for the second time and persuaded him to give himself up.

Once more, El Diario...

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