Foreign News: Goodbye

"I sent my wife to the garden, then I locked the back door, shut the windows and placed Jessie in the corner by the gas copper. I gave her a piece of chocolate to suck. I laid my Home Guard respirator beside me and turned on the gas. I played with Jessie and kissed her goodbye. Then I had to put on my respirator. She closed her eyes and then went limp."

Thus 46-year-old paper-mill worker Gordon Richard Long last week described to the Maidstone police how he killed his seven-year-old daughter because she was deformed and imbecile. "I loved my...

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