Milestones Feb. 9, 2004

RELEASED. LIONEL TATE, 16, after serving three years in prison for the murder of a 6-year-old playmate when he was 12; in West Palm Beach, Fla. When Tate, the youngest defendant in the country to receive a life sentence, had his first-degree murder conviction overturned on appeal, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in return for a sentence of time served. He claimed he killed Tiffany Eunick accidentally while imitating wrestling moves from TV, but now says he jumped from a staircase and accidentally landed on her chest.

DIED. MARY-ELLIS BUNIM, 57, co-creator of The Real World, which helped launch the...

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