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    Cousins accused of 'dueling'



    It is the new millennium, but in Michigan and Macomb County, 19th century law still applies.
    Two Mount Clemens male cousins will be charged with the rarely implemented charge -- "dueling -- engaging in/issuing challenge" under state law -- for a fight Monday afternoon outside their home in which one of them suffered a stab wound to the stomach.

    The offense, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, was penned in 1846.

    "The 1800s are alive and well in Mount Clemens," quipped Dean Alan, chief of the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office warrants division, which approved the warrant Tuesday. "All we need are the mineral baths."

    Hackel said he wholeheartedly supports the unusual charge. In the incident, the two men who reside in the same home on Walnut Street with other relatives disagreed over a $30 debt. Wielding a knife, the older cousin confronted the younger cousin, who retrieved a knife and accepted the challenge, the sheriff said.

    http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/0..._duel001.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew


    It is the new millennium, but in Michigan and Macomb County, 19th century law still applies.
    Two Mount Clemens male cousins will be charged with the rarely implemented charge -- "dueling -- engaging in/issuing challenge" under state law -- for a fight Monday afternoon outside their home in which one of them suffered a stab wound to the stomach.

    The offense, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, was penned in 1846.

    "The 1800s are alive and well in Mount Clemens," quipped Dean Alan, chief of the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office warrants division, which approved the warrant Tuesday. "All we need are the mineral baths."

    Hackel said he wholeheartedly supports the unusual charge. In the incident, the two men who reside in the same home on Walnut Street with other relatives disagreed over a $30 debt. Wielding a knife, the older cousin confronted the younger cousin, who retrieved a knife and accepted the challenge, the sheriff said.

    http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/0..._duel001.shtml
    It's too bad these giys didn't use guns and fatally shoot each other. The gene pool would be better off without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    It's too bad these giys didn't use guns and fatally shoot each other. The gene pool would be better off without them.
    Yea, really! The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard!



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