In Snow, in Ice, in Rain, One Mother's Trip

In 18 years Mrs. Rosado has missed the weekly ride to prison only three times

The light is low in Adelaida Rosado's New York City apartment, and shadows fill her eyes, for she is a mother who loves an only son who has been called the devil incarnate.

Mrs. Rosado is 80 years old, and nothing good has ever fallen her way. But she will see him tonight, and that is enough for now. "I lost a daughter and a son, and my husband too. He's all I've got left." She shows you yellowed photographs of John, 39, and the shadows begin to recede, and then she shows you the Bible that gets her through the...

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