Law: Two Punishments for One Crime?

A pair of prosecutions may not be double jeopardy

Last August the body of Rebecca Heath was found near La Grange, Ga., slumped behind the steering wheel of her family's Oldsmobile. The car had smashed into a small tree, and at first it appeared that she, and the nine-month fetus she was carrying, had died in an auto accident. X rays revealed, however, that her right eyelid had been closed over a bullet hole made by a .32-cal. slug as it was fired into her brain. Investigators in La Grange then built a case of...

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