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United States

11 March 2008

Boston Herald / AP

PITTSFIELD — Christopher Burda says his friend was so despondent over her father's death and other problems that he believed only a major jolt would "snap her out of it." So he decided to shock Nancy Choquette with the sight and feel of her late father's 9mm Beretta — the very gun that, moments later, she lifted to her head and used to kill herself in Burda's North Adams kitchen. Now Burda faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted today of involuntary... (

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