Odd Language #119: Delayed Death

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/04/cleveland_man_shot_in_2007_die.html has the headline “Cleveland man shot in 2007 dies Monday of his injuries”. The story is dated 2013.

The issue: It does seem odd that the man did not die until six years later. Usually, this apparency would be because of a misplaced modifier or inappropriate editing. In this case, although not explicitly stated, it appears that the man did die of his injuries six years later.