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Posted: 3/18/2013 7:30:43 AM EDT
I was reading the obits lately and this caught my eye:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-14/news/ct-spt-0315-steinhagen-eddie-waitkus-20130315_1_chicago-woman-ruth-ann-steinhagen-eddie-waitkus

(Jack Webb) Just The Facts:

Ruth Ann Steinhagen passes away in late December of 2012 at the age of 83. In 1949 she shot Eddie Waitkus in the chest with a .22lr rifle. He barely survives, she spends three years getting electroshock therapy in a mental hospital. Eddie refuses to push for harsh punishment for her. She is declared sane and walks out in 1952 a free woman.

Eddie recovers and goes on to several more years of playing top notch ball. The case inspires the novel The Natural. The book was made into a movie in 1984 that starred Robert Redford.

You got the facts.

Snippets:
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After the game, she sent Waitkus an unsigned note summoning him to a 12th-floor room in the now-demolished Edgewater Beach Hotel, where the Phillies were staying. When Waitkus arrived at 11:30 p.m., Steinhagen told Waitkus from behind the door, "I have a surprise for you," and then used a .22-caliber rifle that she had purchased at a pawnshop to shoot him just below the heart.
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After the shooting, Steinhagen told authorities that she wasn't sorry and that she "just had to shoot somebody."

"Only in that way could I relieve the nervous tension I've been under the last two years," she was reported to have told the Cook County state's attorney. "The shooting has relieved that tension."
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Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:37:49 AM EDT
Crazy bitches be crazy!


Good movie.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:43:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
I was reading the obits lately and this caught my eye:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-14/news/ct-spt-0315-steinhagen-eddie-waitkus-20130315_1_chicago-woman-ruth-ann-steinhagen-eddie-waitkus

(Jack Webb) Just The Facts:

Ruth Ann Steinhagen passes away in late December of 2012 at the age of 83. In 1949 she shot Eddie Waitkus in the chest with a .22lr rifle. He barely survives, she spends three years getting electroshock therapy in a mental hospital. Eddie refuses to push for harsh punishment for her. She is declared sane and walks out in 1952 a free woman.

Eddie recovers and goes on to several more years of playing top notch ball. The case inspires the novel The Natural. The book was made into a movie in 1984 that starred Robert Redford.

You got the facts.

Snippets:
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After the game, she sent Waitkus an unsigned note summoning him to a 12th-floor room in the now-demolished Edgewater Beach Hotel, where the Phillies were staying. When Waitkus arrived at 11:30 p.m., Steinhagen told Waitkus from behind the door, "I have a surprise for you," and then used a .22-caliber rifle that she had purchased at a pawnshop to shoot him just below the heart.
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After the shooting, Steinhagen told authorities that she wasn't sorry and that she "just had to shoot somebody."

"Only in that way could I relieve the nervous tension I've been under the last two years," she was reported to have told the Cook County state's attorney. "The shooting has relieved that tension."


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