CRIME: Grandma's Boy

Courtney Fred Rogers was a model boy. Some of the other boys along North Gage Avenue, in Los Angeles, gallivanted around, used dirty words, got into fights. But tall, skinny, redheaded Courtney Rogers practiced his music lessons, minded his father and his mother and his grandmother. After he graduated from high school he got a job as a church organist.

Grandma died suddenly at the age of 76. Courtney's mother died four years later. Courtney and his father lived alone in their modest frame house, until one night last fall when the house caught fire and burned down.

Courtney was away at...

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