Medicine: Bennies the Menace

When the FBI arrested Bonnie Brown Heady in St. Louis for her part in the kidnap-killing of Bobby Greenlease (TIME, Oct. 19), they found a bottle of pills in her purse. The FBI told the Food & Drug Administration. In the death house, FDA Investigator Roy Pruitt interviewed Bonnie Heady and her partner, Carl Austin Hall. Where, Pruitt wanted to know, did they get the stuff without a prescription? Neither would tell. But Hall said he had been under the influence of the drug, plus liquor, when he killed the boy, and did not...

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