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2008-11-21 15:49:15

U.S. prosecutors say the mystery man of Seattle was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison after living under more than 20 assumed names for nearly 30 years. Assistant U.S. Attorney Johanna Vanderlee said at the hearing that Scott Shain, 53, Seattle, had an obsession with firearms and an obsessive use of identities of dead people. Shain was so prolific at assuming the names of the departed that it took investigators a few weeks after his arrest in March to nail down exactly who the mystery...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.