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Re: Photographer Convicted Of Killing Young Model

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 13:39:17 -0300
Archived: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 07:43:51 -0400
Subject: Re: Photographer Convicted Of Killing Young Model

>Source: The Newport News, Virginia USA


>August 31, 2007

>Photographer Convicted Of Killing Young Model In 2003

>By the Associated Press

>ROANOKE, Va. - A jury on Friday found a Radford photographer
>guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2003 death of a model
>who posed in explicit photos for him.

>The jury deliberated 12{ hours before convicting Bob Shell, 60,
>of involuntary manslaughter and seven other drug and sex-related
>charges. He had been charged with homicide in the death of 19-
>year-old Marion Franklin.

>The jury recommended Shell spend 32 years, six months in prison
>and pay a $5,000 fine when he is formally sentenced on Oct. 26.

>Prosecutors said Shell gave Franklin a lethal dose of morphine
>at his studio on June 3, 2003. Two people testified that they
>saw Shell squeeze what they believed to be morphine into
>Franklin's wine glass that day; Shell testified Wednesday that
>it was instead the herbal supplement echinacea.

>Shell showed no reaction as the verdict was read. Some others in
>the courtroom, including prosecutor Chris Rehak, cried. After
>the jury recommended a sentence, Shell was led from the
>courtroom in handcuffs.

>Hours of explicit photos and videos were shown to the jury over
>the eight-day trial, including pictures Shell had taken of
>Franklin in bondage.

>Shell's lawyer, Jonathon Venzie, claimed Franklin was a regular
>drug user and Shell's lover and that her death was the result of
>her own actions. But Rehak argued Shell was infatuated with the
>young model and gave her morphine to incapacitate her so he
>could take advantage of her.

>[Thanks to Ed Gehrman for the lead]

Is this the same Bob Shell that was on this List for years?

It would be a remarkable coincidence of he wasn't since the Bob
Shell in the report was also a professional photographer.

Do I note an embarrassed silence on the part of those on this

Don Ledger

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