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The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA, 5/2/82

Thursday, July 1, 1982

John Deveny was asleep on a pool table in his Des Moines, Iowa, bar, when he heard the sounds of forced entry. He grabbed a .22 pistol and opened fire, killing an intruder who police found dead with a crowbar in his hand.

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