BLOOD ROSES

A CORRESPONDENCE ON THE INTERNET LEADS TO CARNAGE

The arguments began when the husband noticed the delivery of a dozen red roses to his wife from an unknown admirer. Days later, the war over the roses ended in carnage. Steven Stumpf, 22, arrived on Jan. 20 at his parents' home in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, to discover his mother Marlene, 47, in a pool of blood in the kitchen. His stepfather Raymond, host of a local cable shopping show, was on the dining-room floor, bleeding from what would be described as self-inflicted wounds. According to the district attorney's office, Marlene Stumpf "suffered a large cutting wound to the entire circumference of...

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