CRIME: Stay Away from My Door

Chocolate-colored Jarvis Theodore Roosevelt Catoe held up his long sinewy fingers and counted off. "About ten," he finally said.

He might as well own up. The cops had most of the story anyhow. Jarvis was resigned to his fate. "About ten," he repeated. Three white women, four colored women he could remember. He had ravished and choked them to death. He had been troubled, he said, with "spells."

Jarvis Catoe had been a one-man crime wave. He had caused a police shake-up in Washington and a Congressional investigation. That was after he murdered...

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