1. Did Hernandez pull a gun? And if so, did it have any effect on the outcome? Here's what the Trib has said in two different stories:
Faviola, 24, fell to the floor. Laura said she saw "blood everywhere" and her sister's gun by her side.There is no excuse for the attempted robbery or the killing, but police need to confirm whether Hernandez drew a weapon, and whether she aimed or fired it at the robbers. The police (and, of course, the gun nuts) like to point out when a citizen pulling a gun has a happy ending. If the drawing of a gun here led the robber to open fire, we need to hear that side of the story as well.
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The man shot Hernandez with a silver handgun, killing her, and ran without taking money, police said. Witnesses said Hernandez was also armed but apparently did not shoot, although [police spokesperson] Bedard declined to confirm that.
2. Do KSL copywriters need glasses? Here's what KSL said yesterday:
Police released the name of the second man they are looking for, and right now, he's just wanted for questioning. He is 19-year-old Miguel Mateos-Martinez. He resembles the suspect in a composite sketch, which police released yesterday.He what? Here are the composite sketch and the suspect:
Not to make light of the situation, but as some KSL.commenters noted, the composite looks more like Curly from the Three Stooges or an Irish cop than the actual suspect. Of course, we don't really think KSL copywriters have impaired vision. Like other media, KSL has a tendency to simply parrot police statements as undisputed fact, even when they are iffy on their face. Come on, guys. How hard would it be for you to add "According to police," or "Police say that" before the "he resembles the suspect in a composite sketch" part?