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durn

A vertical member on each side of a door, usually formed of a solid timber.
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The investigation into Durn's death was closed on Friday after a judicial inquiry did not find any signs of police wrongdoing.
Durn, who was unemployed and suffering from severe psychological problems, was in custody after killing eight members of the Nanterre city council and injuring 19 others.
After the shootings, Nanterre Mayor Jacqueline Fraysse said Durn shouted, "Kill me, kill me" as he was subdued in the council chamber.
Durn used two automatic pistols and a revolver, and about 50 shells were scattered on the floor of the meeting room after the attack.
Durn, 33, shot dead eight councillors and wounded 19 before jumping to his death from a Paris police station where he was being quizzed by detectives.
Durn, 33, shot eight councillors dead and wounded 19 in the north-west suburb of Nanterre on Wednesday.
Frenchman Richard Durn wrote a woman friend: "I want to have the same stature as bin Laden, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Milosevic."
A BITTER row raged last night after mass killer Richard Durn jumped to his death from the roof of a police headquarters.
Senior officers insisted that gunman Richard Durn committed suicide.
Richard Durn, 33, planned to wipe out the entire 53-member council as he fired 40 times in two minutes of mayhem with three pistols.