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24 January 2010

Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)

When a Venango County judge returned a rifle to a man who completed probation on a stalking charge more than a decade ago, state law contained no restrictions to prevent it. Pennsylvania State Police officials last week said they intended to investigate why then-President Judge H. William White ordered a .30-.30 rifle returned to Michael Smith in November 2000. Smith used that rifle to fatally shoot Trooper Paul Richey, who responded to a domestic violence call at... (

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