The Death Of A Liquor Store

1747 WordsApr 18, 20177 Pages
He drove to a liquor store. Screw The Wild Bull. Screw people. Screw AA. He went to throw the 90 day chip George had given him out the window but his window was frozen shut. No, he was going to get wasted, trashed, obliterated. Maybe it would even be good if he got so blasted he blacked out again. Yeah, maybe if he re-entered that zombie-like state of unconsciousness he could figure out just what the hell he’d done the night Rashida was murdered. Blacking out would take a while and plenty of booze, but a twelve pack and a fifth of whiskey would surely do the job. Hell, it had only taken a few beers and a couple of shots of Tequila to black out that night at The Wild Bull. A thought zinged into his mind and he swerved the car onto the…show more content…
He straightened up. “Oh my God.” He read on. It said alcohol was the main date rape drug but that there were plenty of others. He scrolled down a bit and there it was—Rohypnol, the drug Brig said was found in Rashida’s system. His eyes raced across the screen. In one 2002 survey of 53 women who used Rohypnol recreationally, 10% said they were physically or sexually assaulted while under its influence. If enough of the drug is taken, a person may experience a state of automatism or dissociation. After the drug wears off, users may find themselves unable to remember what happened under its influence... He looked up at the ceiling and sighed. He was trembling. What if he hadn’t blacked out? What if he’d been given this Rohypnol instead? That would explain why he’d gone unconscious so quickly with so little alcohol in his system. And all that pointed in only one direction. Orson. Orson—granted, only allegedly—used a drug like Rohypnol on someone before. Having been in medical school he almost certainly had an awareness of and access to it. And what, just what if he’d put the drug in Denny’s beer that night at The Wild Bull? It would’ve been easy enough—when Denny went to take a leak, Orson could’ve plunked it into his beer. “Oh my God,” Denny said again and he stared off into the distance. * Orson. Yes, Orson was smart enough, and now Denny knew he was twisted enough to pull all this
Open Document