Morality: Today I Killed Best Friend

About 5 p.m. one day last week, Dorothy Butts, 50, pulled a .22-cal. pistol from her purse and with two shots killed Mary Happer, 61, a patient at the High Oaks Home for Christian Scientists in Philadelphia. As a nurse rushed into the room, Miss Butts fled and drove away in her car. Six hours later, the car was found parked outside the police station in Bethesda, Md., a Washington suburb. Miss Butts was crumpled over the wheel, dead of a bullet through her head. Beside her body was a note: "Today I killed my best friend, Mary Happer....

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