Briton, convicted for possession of a stolen first edition of the plays of , was found dead in his cell. According to police
we are not talking about the murder.At the same time, the media gives anecdotal evidence that the incident is considered as a possible suicide. In turn, Sky News reports that Scott had their throats cut, noting that investigators do not consider the prisoner's death suspicious.
Raymond Scott was sentenced to eight years in August 2010 on charges of possession of the first edition of Shakespeare's plays, stolen in 1998 from the University of the exhibition in the British city of Durham. The investigation came to it by pointing the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, where the British had brought a book for pre-examination.
Initially, Scott was charged with stealing books, but this item was not proved. Sam Scott, according to The Daily Mail, claimed that Shakespeare gave him a volume of the Cuban military. The Guardian said that it is a bride's buddy Scott, whom he met in Cuba.
Also, the Briton was found guilty of illegally exporting values abroad. In addition, the referee pointed to the defendant's propensity to lie. In particular, Scott called himself a millionaire and claimed that he owns houses in Switzerland and Monte Carlo. In addition, he went to the "Ferrari" and presented himself a playboy. In reality, the Briton was unemployed and lived with his elderly mother.
The book, for the possession of which was condemned by Scott, was published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death. Anything in the world there are about 200 copies of the First Folio, often referred to as a collection. The stolen book was returned to the university in Durham, but notes that, trying to cover their tracks, the attacker pulled her back and the front page.
Source : The Daily Mail