SEQUELS: Another Life

New York City's teen-aged thrill killer of 1945 was Lena Theresa Nienstedt, a whisky-drinking factory girl of 16. She carried a small hatchet in her handbag because, she said, "some guys get fresh." After a few drinks one evening, she used the hatchet on a 71-year-old tailor, picked his wallet and went home. "I felt easy and happy and calm." she said later. "Then I remembered I had left my hatchet in the shop. I dressed and went back . . . He was still gurgling. I hit him on the head some more...

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