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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Everett Gillison
An building inspector who surveyed a Philadelphia building just days before it collapsed and killed six has committed suicide, a city spokesman said Wednesday.
A heavy equipment operator with a lengthy rap sheet accused of being high on marijuana when a downtown building collapsed onto a thrift store, killing six people, turned himself in on Saturday to face charges in the deaths, police said.
Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison said the 52-year-old man was found dead in a truck on Wednesday evening.
Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison told The Associated Press on Friday evening that a toxicology report showed evidence that Benschop was high on marijuana.