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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-06-06 11:14 AM
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2. The kid was adopted by his mother's parents
The author said he was 16 when the book was written, so he will be an adult soon. He inherited all the proceeds from the sale of the farm, after debts were paid-the families of both men made sure that the government did not confiscate the land, that it was sold for the kid's benefit.

He has no contact with any of the people from the farm at this point-the family wanted him to be able to start over, which is understandable.

Both men's families are suing over the shootings-I don't know if there has been any resolution over it yet. The lawyers brought in forensic experts that worked on the Ruby Ridge case, who discovered that the ballistics didn't match up in Rollie's shooting, and he was missing his testicles(?). The prosecutor involved in pushing the case is not the prosecutor in Cass County anymore.

The end of the book broke my heart, when reading about the shooting of Rollie. Tom was the dangerous one, who shot at the police helicopter. The whole thing could have been handled better from the get-go.
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