CRIME: The Paths That Crossed

Slowly over the years, hard-working Malcolm White had lifted himself up from edge-of-hunger poverty to affluence. A longtime salesman, he started a small electric-wire factory in an abandoned schoolhouse 15 years ago, built it up into a prosperous firm, Chester Cable Corp., making wires, plastic cable sheathing, and lately, hula hoops. With 140 workers, Chester Cable was the biggest employer in Chester. N.Y. (pop. 1,200). 62 miles north of New York City. Grey and frail-looking, White. 48, lived with his wife and 16-month-old son in a handsome house with a fine view...

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