Fatal Delusions: A shooting on Wall Street

A shooting on Wall Street

Every receptionist is familiar with the situation: an importunate visitor without an appointment insists on seeing the boss to air real or imagined grievances. Such was the case with the confused, middle-age woman who pestered the receptionist last week at the Manhattan head quarters of the Deak-Perera foreign exchange company before being ushered out of the office. It might have been just another wrinkle of life in the big city--except the woman soon returned with a gun. Before she was tackled and disarmed by a police officer, Lois E. Lang, 44, had shot to death Receptionist Frances Lauder and her boss,...

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