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Posted on 01/10/2007 7:41:19 PM PST by HAL9000
PITTSBURG, Calif. - A senior editor for PC World Magazine was shot to death in his home in what police described as a drug-related attack, authorities said Wednesday.
Rex Farrance, 59, the San Francisco-based magazine's senior technical editor, was shot in the chest after four masked men broke into his home in a suburb east of the city around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburg police said.
The assailants also pistol-whipped Farrance's wife, Lenore Vantosh-Farrance, 56, a registered nurse. She called 911, but the attackers fled before officers arrived.
"We have substantial reason to believe that the victim and his wife were involved in the possession and, potentially, the distribution of illegal narcotics," said Pittsburg police Inspector John Conaty, who declined to specify what type of drugs were involved.
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Growing dope, probably..
Probably running Windows too.
She called 911, but the attackers fled before officers arrived
kind of an oxymoron
Sad, but if they get involved in the business of death, you will reap the consequences. Prayers for this misguided soul.
My favorite PC magazine is MaximumPC.
You have the CNET guy freezing to death in the woods last month. Now the PC World guy gets whacked in his own home. I gotta tell you, if I were the senior technical editor of PC Magazine, I would submit my retirement first thing in the morning!
Sad that he was killed, but few live in Pittsburg by choice, more do so by circumstance.
Dangerous business PC reporting! I'm switching to Apple, CISCO suits and everything.
the registered nurse/wife may have access to prescription drugs.
Nancy Pelosi's district...more dopers there than any place in the country.
Conspiracy.... dude knew too much about the coldfusion nuclear powerplant in somebody' pants.... Thus it was probably Exxon
Rumored to be experimenting with Vista!
I just discovered it and CPU. First mags I've subscribed to in awhile.
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