CRIME: The Bizarre Case of Father and Son

Brutal crime is seldom commonplace but, even so, as Sherlock Holmes might have observed, from the outset the case possessed some curious features. On the afternoon of Jan. 8, a neatly dressed, well-spoken man posing as an insurance agent appeared at the door of Mrs. De-Witt Romaine in Leonia, NJ. Then, brandishing a knife and a gun, the man forced his way inside and tied up the three occupants. Remarkably, his accomplice was a young boy who appeared to be no older than eleven or twelve and whose long, sandy-colored hair gave...

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