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Diminished Capacity

Janusz Owca, 32, of Maine Township, Ill., was arrested on charges of aggravated domestic battery after allegedly attacking his wife. She told officers he came home drunk, pulled her hair and choked her, and she took the children and ran from their apartment. When police arrived, he allegedly threatened them, too, and on the way to jail told the arresting officer, “I could have her killed for one hundred bucks.” Once at the jail Owca was allowed his classic “one phone call.” After he hung up his wife called police again to say that he used that call to phone her — to say he would kill her when he got out of jail. A felony intimidation charge was added, and his bail was set at $350,000. Owca is already on probation for a drunken domestic abuse incident two months before. (RC/Park Ridge Herald-Advocate) ...If he doesn’t have $100, I’m going to guess he won’t have $350,000 either.
Original Publication Date: 19 September 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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