Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Good News For a Tuesday Morning

This actually went down last week, but still...

Mia Zapata's Killer Convicted
Florida man guilty of Gits singer's murder

A forty-nine-year-old Cuban immigrant has been convicted of the murder of Gits frontwoman Mia Zapata more than a decade ago.

I must hot have been paying attention (what else is new?), since I completely missed the fact that they had actually made an arrest in the case a few months ago. Still, it's nice to see that things actually work out right. And speaking of murdered punk rockers in whose cases justice was eventually done, I was moved to trot over to some of the Brian Deneke pages this morning to see what's been going on there. For those of you who've forgotten, Deneke was the young punk from Texas who was run over during a parking-lot brawl by a guy from his high-school football team driving a cadillac. The murderer, one Dustin Camp, got off with probation, which sparked an enormous furor in the punk community. Anyway, Camp eventually violated his probation and got sent to prison, but may have been paroled by now. The official page of the Brian Deneke Memorial Committee is here.

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