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Todays Bonehead Award:
Man who beat murder rap on technicality killed minutes 
after leaving jail
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Today, March 10 in
0241 BC The Roman fleet sank 50 Carthaginian ships in the
 Battle of Aegusa off Sicily. 
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD and a Darwin Award has been earned by Kamari Belmont, 23, Chicago, Illinois Man who beat murder rap on technicality killed minutes after leaving jail A Chicago man accused of murder who beat his case when prosecutors couldn't give him a speedy trial was killed after leaving Cook County Jail on Monday night, according to authorities. Kamari Belmont, 23, was being held on separate murder and robbery cases stemming from a single night in 2015 in which he was accused of shooting one man during a robbery who later died and robbing another man a couple of hours later. Cook County prosecutors in January dropped murder charges against Belmont and his co-defendant, Terrance Hogan, 23, after allowing too much time to elapse under the state's speedy trial statute without bringing the case to trial, according to court records and Belmont's attorney. Bail on Belmont's robbery case was set at $100,000 the same day charges were dropped. At 5:30 p.m. Monday, a friend of Belmont's posted $10,000 bond. Belmont was released at 11:12 p.m. Someone pulled alongside him in a white SUV on California Avenue a couple of blocks south of Cook County Jail on Monday night before midnight and started shooting. Belmont was shot multiple times. The white SUV crashed, and those inside fled, according to police. Belmont collapsed in the street trying to flee and died at the scene. "Oh, my God, I can't believe it," said Belmont's attorney, Michael Johnson, who said he has known Belmont's family for over two decades. He said he'd seen his client recently at the jail as Belmont's family put together the bail money. Hogan remains locked up. "I told him, once he gets out he's got to get out of the neighborhood," Johnson said. "Unfortunately this isn't the first time I've seen this." The man Belmont was accused of killing, Sorrell Marshall, 40, was wounded in a robbery May 1, 2015, and died three weeks later. But after his death, prosecutors chose to indict Hogan and Belmont only on attempted murder and armed robbery charges, according to a motion filed by Hogan's attorneys last fall and later adopted by Belmont. It wasn't clear why prosecutors waited so long to file murder charges or why the two were still indicted for attempted murder after Marshall died May 23. Marshall's death, however, was not immediately ruled a homicide by the Cook County medical examiner's office, which initially marked the case as pending further investigation. The two weren't indicted on murder charges until a year later, but the speedy trial clock had already been ticking because the new indictment was based on the same set of facts, the three-page motion said, leaving prosecutors no choice but to drop the charges. Marshall had dropped off his girlfriend near her apartment at 37th and Vincennes that night and had parked when Belmont and Hogan tried to rob him, according to authorities. A struggle ensued, and Marshall was shot in the leg and the groin. He died later in the month. Belmont was arrested in Canaryville that night after a second robbery, according to authorities. He and Hogan held up a man in the South Loop. A woman with him fled and flagged down a police car that tracked the phone to Canaryville. Hogan was accidentally shot during the arrest, but got away and was arrested after he showed up at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center seeking treatment for his wound. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Beat Re: Is a firewall necessary? Dear Webby Is a firewall necessary for a computer that is only used for an hour or so every day? Beat Dear Beat Yes, it is. They did a test with a thousand brand new computers and they were attacked on the average within 14 minutes. If you don't think a good all round protection like Malwarebytes that protects you from everything including hijackers and ransome ware, is too good for you, then use at least Windows Defender. Yes, I know, all the experts laugh about it, but it IS better than nothing at all. Just use a lot of common sense, be extremely careful when downloading any programs, and if in doubt, Skype me. Watch out for "payloads" attached to free programs. They are only pretending to be neat and nifty helpers, but usually are just a back-door for trouble. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Today on March 10
0241 BC The Roman fleet sank 50 Carthaginian ships in the
Battle of Aegusa off Sicily. 

0049 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and invaded Italy.

1496 Christopher Columbus concluded his second visit to the
Western Hemisphere when he left Hispaniola for Spain. 

1629 England's King Charles I dissolved Parliament and did
not call it back for 11 years. 

1656 In the American colony of Virginia, suffrage was
extended to all free men regardless of their religion. 

1785 Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France. He
succeeded Benjamin Franklin. 

1792 John Stone patented the pile driver. 

1804 The formal ceremonies transferring the Louisiana
Purchase from France to the U.S. took place in St. Louis. 

1806 The Dutch in Cape Town, South Africa surrendered to the

1814 In France, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by a
combined Allied Army at the battle of Laon. 

1848 The U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe
Hidalgo, which ended the war with Mexico. 

1849 Abraham Lincoln applied for a patent for a device to
lift vessels over shoals by means of inflated cylinders. 

1864 Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies
in the U.S. Civil War. 

1876 Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call
with the telephone. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come
here, I want to see you." 

1880 The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. from England. 

1893 New Mexico State University canceled its first
graduation ceremony because the only graduate was robbed and
killed the night before. 

1894 New York Gov. Roswell P. Flower signed the nation's
first dog-licensing law. 

1902 The Boers of South Africa scored their last victory
over the British, when they captured British General Methuen
and 200 men. 

1902 Tochangri, Turkey, was entirely wiped out by an

1902 U.S. Attorney General Philander Knox announced that a
suit was being brought against Morgan and Harriman's
Northern Securities Company. The suit was enforcement of the
Sherman Antitrust Act. Northern Securities loss in court was
upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 14, 1904. 

1903 Harry C. Gammeter patented the multigraph duplicating

1903 In New York's harbor, the disease-stricken ship
Karmania was quarantined with six dead from cholera. 

1906 In France, 1,200 miners were buried in an explosion at

1909 Britain extracted territorial concessions from Siam and

1910 Slavery was abolished in China. 

1912 China became a republic after the overthrow of the
Manchu Ch'ing Dynasty. 

1924 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a New York state law
forbidding late-night work for women. 

1927 Prussia lifted its Nazi ban allowing Adolf Hitler to
speak in public. 

1933 Nevada became the first U.S. state to regulate drugs. 

1941 Vichy France threatened to use its navy unless Britain
allowed food to reach France. 

1944 The Irish refused to oust all Axis envoys and denied
the accusation of spying on Allied troops. 

1945 American B-29 bombers attacked Tokyo, Japan, 100,000
were killed. 

1947 The Big Four met in Moscow to discuss the future of

1947 Poland and Czechoslovakia signed a 20-year mutual aid

1949 Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known
as "Axis Sally," was convicted in Washington, DC. Gillars
was convicted of treason and served 12 years in prison. 

1953 North Korean gunners at Wonsan fired upon the USS
Missouri. The ship responded by firing 998 rounds at the
enemy position. 

1966 The North Vietnamese captured a Green Beret camp at
Ashau Valley. 

1966 France withdrew from NATO's military command to protest
U.S. dominance of the alliance and asked NATO to move its
headquarters from Paris. 

1969 James Earl Ray pled guilty in Memphis, TN, to the
assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Ray later repudiated
the guilty plea and maintained his innocence until his death
in April of 1998. 

1971 The U.S. Senate approved an amendment to lower the
voting age to 18. 

1975 The North Vietnamese Army attacked the South Vietnamese
town of Ban Me Thout. 

1980 Iran's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lent his support to
the militants holding American hostages in Tehran. 

1982 The U.S. banned Libyan oil imports due to their
continued support of terrorism. 

1987 The Vatican condemned surrogate parenting as well as
test-tube and artificial insemination. 

1990 Haitian President Prosper Avril was ousted 18 months
after seizing power in a coup. 

1991 "Phase Echo" began. It was the operation to withdraw
540,000 U.S. troops from the Persian Gulf region. 

1994 White House officials began testifying before a federal
grand jury about the Whitewater controversy. 

1995 U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher told Yasser
Arafat that he must do more to curb Palestinian terrorists. 

1998 U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf began receiving the
first vaccinations against anthrax. 

2002 The Associated Press reported that the Pentagon
informed the U.S. Congress in January that it was making
contingency plans for the possible use of nuclear weapons
against countries that threaten the U.S. with weapons of
mass destruction, including Iraq and North Korea. 

2003 North Korea test-fired a short-range missile. The event
was one of several in a patter of unusual military

2017  smiled.

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