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Darwin II

Darnell Mitchell, 28, Mark Ramiro, and an unnamed third man were making a video in the basement of a home in Westport, Md., at 4:00 a.m. Mitchell donned a bulletproof vest to “test” it on-camera. He looked into the lens and the video recorded him saying he was ready for a “deuce-deuce in the chest” — a .22 caliber bullet. Ramiro, police say, then fired the gun at Mitchell, but missed the vest, and hit Mitchell. The video ends with Ramiro and the third man rushing to his aid. The two took Mitchell to a hospital, but it was too late: he was dead. Detectives who were investigating the shooting scene found the video camera, and got a warrant to see what was on it. Once police saw the video, Ramiro was charged with murder. (RC/Baltimore Sun) ...He’s ready for a deuce-deuce — 22 years in prison.
Original Publication Date: 10 August 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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