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March 25, 2011
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Hero cop speaks in court 17 years later

Deputy says he was just doing his job when he pulled over a yellow station wagon carrying a man with "bad breath"

By Curtis Krueger
St. Petersburg Times

LARGO, Fla. — This week's trial of Anthony Edward Watson is a tale of rape, robbery, mental illness, the oddities of the legal system and 19 years of anguish.

It's a week in which Watson has spit on his own attorney, been ordered to wear a "spit guard," declared a hunger strike and been hospitalized.

Full story: Hero cop speaks in court 17 years later






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