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A gruesome episode in Austria has seen an actor slit his own throat on-stage
This takes the biscuit for the weirdest story of the week. Actor Daniel Hoevels, in the final scene of Schiller’s masterpiece Mary Queen of Scots at Vienna’s Burgtheater, slit his own throat when it turned out that the prop knife he was using was in fact a real knife. The knife, mercifully, missed the carotid artery. Otherwise he could have been in real trouble. . . . Read Complete Report
But three years after a jury convicted her in a conspiracy to smuggle at least a ton of cocaine on tour buses from Mexico to Houston, the 56-year-old first-time offender is locked up for life, without the possibility of parole.
Three years ago, Elisa Castillo entered into an unusual business arrangement at the urging of her boyfriend: a Mexican businessman agreed to partner with her to purchase three tour buses that would travel between Mexico and Houston. He fronted the money for the buses, but they were kept in her name. Castillo claims she was unaware the buses were also fitted with secret compartments enabling them to smuggle cocaine across the border, but she was convicted nonetheless.