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Learning more about Baltimore murder victim Thelonious Monk

Learning more about Baltimore murder victim Thelonious Monk

When I read through an early draft of this week's issue of City Paper, devoted to the 344 homicides in Baltimore in 2015, I circled the name of victim 212: Thelonious Monk, 28 years old, shot in the chest and dead soon after he arrived at a hospital.

Mostly I did this to double check the spelling of his name (which we had as "Thelonius Monk," different than how the jazz musician who he was presumably named after spells it; we, like the Sun, published it as Thelonius based on police records, which it turns out were wrong). I also circled Monk's name as a reminder to look into this...

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