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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-11-16 18:13:16

From: Teddington, Middlesex
Registered: 2006-11-03
Posts: 23

squash for quash

To “squash” a sentence clearly makes sense to people not familiar with the word “quash” ...

The sentence was squashed in 1988, mainly over the reliability of forensic evidence, and compensation paid in 1992 to Lindy and her then husband, ... … Azaria.htm – 4k –

... was sentenced to one year of suspended prison for having sent prisoners to get medical assistance at the hospital, before the sentence was squashed. ... – 31k

This was not the first time that such a sentence was squashed; two. years earlier, the death sentence passed on a liberal cleric, Hassan Yusefi- ...

His sentence was squashed in 1906 . ” For anyone wanting to learn about the affair from scratch , [ this book ] is the place to begin , ” – The New York … … ed_Dreyfus



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