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Mysterious Death of Physical Therapist in Texas Catches Attention of Justice Department

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Something isn’t right about the death of a physical therapist who was found dead in an isolated section of Texas.

CNN reports that the Justice Department is investigating the death of Alfred Wright, a  ather who disappeared Nov. 7 after stopping at a liquor store to tell family members that he was having car troubles.

His partially clothed body was founded 19 days later in an area that supposedly had been searched. When the body was discovered, the medical examiner concluded the death was accidental, but a family-hired pathologist found “severe trauma” to the body, CNN reported.

Family members said the sheriff’s department said it found no foul play and believed drugs were involved.

Officers Cleared in Shooting Death of ATF Agent John Capano

John Capano/atf photo

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A retired police lieutenant who shot and killed an ATF agent at a pharmacy on New Year’s Eve will not be charged because the force was justified, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office announced, reports the Associated Press.

ATF agent John Capano, 51, was buying medicine for his cancer-stricken when he intervened in a robbery.

But when the agent’s gun went off during a scuffle with the robber, retired Nassau Police Lt. Christopher Geraghty believed his life was in danger when he accidentally fatally shot Capano in the chest, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.

Geraghy was in a deli in Searford, about 20 miles east of New York City, with an off-duty New York City police officer when the pair responded to the robbery.

The off-duty cop, Joseph Arbia, killed the robbery suspect.

Capano, an explosives expert, was the first ATF agent killed by gunfire in the line of duty since raid on Waco, Texas, in 1993.

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