Slow Death: Assaults That Turn Fatal Overlooked

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-linger6oct06,1,3345726.story?coll=la-headlines-california Teresa Rodriguez of Los Angeles died 37 days after she was shot by a robber. The Los Angeles Times says the case "illustrates one of the most excruciating and least visible aspects of urban homicide: Death is often slow." Victims like Rodriguez may longer on life support for weeks or months. In another Los Angeles case, a person died this year after being shot . . .

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