DEATH IS IN THE DETAILS

SEX, LIES AND A PORCUPINE FIGURE IN A PENNSYLVANIA MURDER TRIAL TWO DECADES AFTER THE GUN WENT OFF

Carved on Martin Dillon's tombstone are words from the Book of Wisdom: "The just man, though he die early, shall be at rest." But Dillon, who was 30 at his death, has not yet found rest. He has died, so far, in three different ways.

This is the first version of his death. On June 2, 1976, Dillon, a lawyer, and his friend Stephen Scher, a physician, were skeet shooting at Gunsmoke, a hunting camp in northeastern Pennsylvania owned by Dillon's family. According to Scher, as the two of them blasted clay pigeons, Dillon caught sight of a porcupine and, after...

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