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Bad choices and motor vehicles are deadly mixture

If you were to take three young men, throw in alcohol and a string of bad choices, chances are it would make for a bad day. Last Wednesday in Tacoma, that formula went tragically beyond that. By the end of the day, two men were dead, the third on the run from the police, and all because of one addition to the  equation: a car.

It started with an idea to shoplift some beer, a plan that immediately unraveled when the cashier pursued two of them, Walter Corey, 21, and James Paggeot, 22, outside

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