Hero, Suspect, Suicide

A bizarre murder inflames racial tension in Boston

Only three months ago, Boston businessman Charles Stuart was pitied as the victim of a brutal, senseless crime. On the way home from a childbirth class at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Stuart was shot in the abdomen by a robber, but managed to use his car phone to summon aid for his mortally wounded, seven-months-pregnant wife. Last week Stuart, 29, jumped to his death from a bridge over Boston's Mystic River as police were moving in to arrest him for committing her murder. His legacy: a rebirth of racial tensions in a city that had seemed on the way to solving...

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