Wrist Slap

Misdemeanor for a shooting

After listening to three weeks of sharply conflicting evidence, studying 28 separate instructions on the law from the judge, and going into seclusion to weigh six possible guilty verdicts, the jurors in a Fort Collins, Colo., courthouse had every right to be confused. At issue were such wispy questions as whether Eugene Tafoya, 45, a much decorated former Green Beret, was working for the CIA or, in effect, for Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, when Tafoya knocked on the door of Libyan Student Faisal Zagallai, 36, in Fort Collins on Oct. 14,1980, and left the outspoken anti-Gaddafi dissident lying on...

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