Official: Pentagon official died from blunt force trauma after assault
January 28th, 2011
04:49 PM ET

Official: Pentagon official died from blunt force trauma after assault

Former Pentagon official John Wheeler died from "blunt force trauma after being assaulted," according to the Delaware medical examiner.

- From CNN's Allan Chernoff

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  1. jammin james

    Isn't anyone slightly off put by the fact a ranking CIA offical was killed with blunt force trauma.... think maybe he might have known a few things they (big brother) didn't want us to see or hear about. Oh, and my 30 seconds of type is twice the effort CNN's Mr. Allan "Tweet the Deets" Chernoff seem to want to put in!

    January 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jason

    The same blunt force trauma that killed those birds in Arkansas. Yeah that's been going around a lot...

    January 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Camy

    Story was too long....lost interest in it!!!

    January 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr J

    Wow what a short concise article. No useless words in this article!!

    January 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kathy

    It shows he knows how to copy & paste. Like all the other media, nowadays, they repeat those who broke the story even if the basic facts have not been established. No one does ANY of their own research anymore. The next day the media has to make corrections and the first one to make a correction is copied verbatim by everyone else.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jared

    wow. it's just as if I was at the crime scene!!

    January 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. David

    Who? John Wheeler. What? From blunt force trauma. When? After being assaulted. Where? Not given. Why? Not given. Well, that's 3 out of 5. Beats Fox News.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Frank P

    Jeez...I hate the way this news story muddled my opinion with all those facts and figures, the reporter sure did go off on a tangent, eh? Maybe next time he writes a story, he can keep it down to 2 or 3 letters.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. publius enigma

    This from Forbes online:
    "Wheeler's military career included serving in the office of the secretary of defense and writing a manual on the effectiveness of biological and chemical weapons, which recommended that the United States not use biological weapons."

    Wheeler was found dead in a garbage truck. A few witnesses in the preceding few days said he looked extremely disoriented as if he was extremely drunk/drugged or had perhaps suffered a stroke.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Suz

    Only 135 characters with spaces. He could have just tweeted this.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Susan

    CNN, did you forget the article?

    January 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    @Camy: Come on, give Alan a break, please. @David, he did say where, Delaware. It's so small there that the city doesn't matter. Yea, better than fox anytime.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    You guys are only reading the synopsis. Click on "FULL STORY" for the full article. Read, guys!!

    January 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cathy

    @Mike. Read the other synopsis's. They are all longer than one sentence. Yea, up to 8 or more sentences, baby.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    well i vote cnn hire phillip since he has more information that all the cnn reporters combined and his info is facts and not bogus crap! also enough about the dang birds already...that movie was made in the late 60s or early 70s. time to move on already!

    January 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
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