Crime: A Holiday Killing Spree

A Holiday Killing Spree

Three days after Christmas, Gene Simmons, 47, drove from his family's mobile home in Dover, Ark., to nearby Russellville. Packing two .22-cal. pistols, he entered a law office and fatally shot a young receptionist who had rejected his amorous advances. Then, in a 30-minute shooting spree across town, the retired Air Force master sergeant murdered a 33-year-old fireman and wounded four others. "Don't worry," he told a hostage minutes before surrendering to police. "I've gotten everybody who hurt me."

The full extent of Simmons' rampage became clear when authorities entered his home. There, amid unopened Christmas gifts, they found the bodies...

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