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The Curious Case of Ronald Opus

The Curious Case of Ronald Opus

By Karl Smallwood

Here’s a cliffnotes version of the pertinent events:A medical examiner receives the body of a man called Ronald Opus who has been killed by a shotgun blast to the head. As a result, the medical examiner ruled that Opus would have survived the fall, meaning the shooter could potentially be tried for homicide. With this new information, the examiner ruled that the son was guilty of causing Ronald Opus’ death and asked the man for his son’s name. The man responded- Ronald Opus. Thus, one Ronald Opus, through a bizarre confluence of events, ended up being responsible for his own murder.