ML True Crime: Deleted Scenes 2 by VaccaD

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LorinBurte
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Runner(s)-Up:

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Quiz Description

The ML: True Crime smiths wrote a whole bunch more questions than we needed. MeinersM and I have already given you a shot at some of our extras, and with this quiz I'm mixing in a few more of my outtakes with unused questions volunteered by some of the other smiths: BarkerC, BeltranJ1967, JeziorskiM, and TerpstraR.

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Questions:

In addition to their criminal careers, Charles Moreau (federal program fraud), Michael Traficante (failing to report campaign contributions), Brian Sarault (racketeering and extortion), Bruce Rogers (obtaining money under false pretenses, submitting false documents, vehicle registration fraud, forgery, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice), and Vincent “Buddy” Cianci (racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, witness tampering, mail fraud, and one count of simple assault) all hold the distinction of having been mayors of cities in WHAT U.S. STATE?

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RHODE ISLAND

WHAT MUSICIAN was murdered by his own father on April 1, 1984, after the two got into a fistfight when the son attempted to intervene in his parents’ dispute over a misplaced insurance document? Diana Ross’s “Missing You” was dedicated to him after his death, while the Commodores’ “Night Shift” was dedicated jointly to him and to Jackie Wilson, who died the same year.

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MARVIN GAYE

Though not the sole reason for its passage, the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994, which limits the reasons that departments of motor vehicles from releasing people’s addresses, was partially a result of the July 1989 murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer, who had been tracked down by her stalker through a DMV records release. Schaeffer was best known for her role on WHAT1986-88 CBS SITCOM alongside co-star Pam Dawber?

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MY SISTER SAM

On May 20, 1856, WHAT ABOLITIONIST SENATOR from Massachusetts delivered a blistering speech, “The Crime Against Kansas”? Two days later, Preston Brooks, a Congressman from South Carolina who considered the speech to have impugned the honor of slaveholders, beat the senator with a cane on the floor of the Senate, almost killing him.

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CHARLES SUMNER

In WHAT CITY is this trial taking place?

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NUREMBERG

On December 23, 1883, Henry Rathbone, U.S. Consul to Hanover, in a fit of madness, attacked his children then fatally shot and stabbed his wife. He then proceeded to stab himself five times in the chest in a suicide attempt. Rathbone is better known to history, however, for his presence at the April 14, 1865 performance of WHAT PLAY in Washington, DC?

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OUR AMERICAN COUSIN

WHAT RENOWNED PIANIST was outed as an utter fraud after her death in 2006, when it was discovered that she had been publishing under her own name hundreds of recordings that were in fact made by other pianists? (Although she was already under some suspicion, the really telling incident was when iTunes’ Gracenote database persisted in identifying “her” recording of Liszt’s Transcendental Études as the work of László Simon.)

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JOYCE HATTO

In early 2019, fourteen years after her father’s capture, Kerri Rawson took to the interview circuit, including appearances on 20/20 and an Investigation Discovery documentary, to promote her book A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming. WHAT SERIAL KILLER is Rawson’s infamous father? You may use his real name or his most common epithet.

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DENNIS RADER (BTK)

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: The 1948 Hitchcock film Rope was based on their crime, while the 1992 New Queer Cinema film Swoon named them explicitly, although the events were somewhat fictionalized. WHAT TWO NOTORIOUS CHICAGOANS, perpetrators of what was then known as "the crime of the century", are the inspiration for these films?

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NATHAN LEOPOLD, RICHARD LOEB

In a rocks glass, mix liquor, ice, and chloral hydrate. WHAT CHICAGO BARTENDER gave his name to this excessively potent cocktail?

(Your editor is going to Chicago this weekend, but the two Chicago questions are just coincidence.)

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MICKEY FINN

"He might have died on a mat of straw in some cheap tavern, or in a cold, dank cell; or in a fight in some dark street with another French coquillard; or perhaps, as he always feared, on a gallows in a little town in France. We will probably never know."

These depressing conjectures are a translator's theories as to the ultimate fate of WHAT POET AND CAREER CRIMINAL, best known for the line "Where are the snows of yester-year?", who vanished from the historical record following his banishment from Paris in 1463?

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FRANCOIS VILLON

Following a 1976 playoff game, Don Saleski, Joe Watson, Bob Kelly, and Mel Bridgman were taken to a Toronto police station, processed, and charged with assault and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a hockey stick. Watson and Kelly pleaded guilty and were fined while all other charges were dropped. The entire incident was in keeping with the reputation of WHAT NOTORIOUS TEAM whose hopes for a third straight Stanley Cup ended in that season’s Finals?

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (or BROAD STREET BULLIES)

WHAT GRAMMY- AND JUNO-WINNING MUSICIAN, the subject of a 1993 biographical-anthology film in which he was portrayed by Colm Feore, was (wrongfully) arrested in Sarasota, Florida in 1959 for vagrancy? The police were presumably thrown off by his preferred all-weather outfit of a heavy coat, hat, and mittens, one of a long list eccentricities that have led to suspicions that he may have been on the autism spectrum.

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GLENN GOULD

WHAT NOW-ESTABLISHED FORENSIC TECHNIQUE was presented as a novel curiosity by Mark Twain's title character to solve a mystery in the 1894 novel Pudd'nhead Wilson?

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FINGERPRINTING

WHAT ITALIAN RENAISSANCE COMPOSER, whose output includes six books of madrigals and the Tenebrae Responsoria of music for Holy Week (and whose mastery of harmony led him to use devices and techniques that would not be seen again until the 19th century), is arguably most famous for having murdered his wife and her lover after catching them in flagrante on October 16, 1590?

(Man, did we have a lot more classical music questions than we could use.)

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CARLO GESUALDO

WHAT ANGLO-IRISH ARISTOCRAT, a professional gambler who was once invited to screen-test for the role of James Bond, disappeared without a trace on November 8, 1974? At the time of his disappearance, he was being sought for the murder of his children’s nanny and the attempted murder of his estranged wife. You may answer with his name, his commonly used title, or his full title. (Note that his titles do not include his actual name, so if you only know a title don't forget to include a rank.)

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RICHARD JOHN BINGHAM, LORD LUCAN, (7TH) EARL OF LUCAN

The September 1921 death of aspiring actress Virginia Rappe from a ruptured bladder ended the career of WHAT HOLLYWOOD GOLDEN AGE ACTOR, who was accused of assaulting Ms. Rappe at a party four days earlier?

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ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLE

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: Six of the eight finalists in the men’s 100 m at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul would eventually be implicated in scandals involving the use of performance-enhancing drugs. 1984 gold medalist Carl Lewis finished second. WHAT TWO JAMAICAN-BORN SPRINTERS, one running for Canada and the other running for the UK, also finished in the initial top three? (The Canadian was disqualified after the anabolic steroid stanozolol was found in his post-race urine sample, while the British runner would go on to win gold in the 100 meters in Barcelona.)

(Note: this question was tapped for the finals before we realized that the Montserrat Caballe question in the finals also asked about the Barcelona Olympics, and we didn't want to seem like we had some sort of nutso fixation on it.)

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BEN JOHNSON, LINFORD CHRISTIE

WHAT TV ACTOR, best known for starring in Hogan's Heroes, was murdered in Arizona in 1978 under a somewhat bizarre set of circumstances? The crime remains unsolved, though the police considered a crony of the actor's who assisted him in videotaping his sexual encounters to be the most likely suspect.

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BOB CRANE

WHAT ACTIVIST was infamously arrested while returning from Cape Town in August 1977, was detained in Port Elizabeth, and died in Pretoria on September 12 from injuries suffered while incarcerated?

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STEPHEN BIKO