A Shade Of His Brother

A confession reveals the killer of four women, and a family cursed by shame, celebrity and envy

They lie awake at night, Cary Stayner's relatives do, casting for reasons to believe their own denials. In the world they try to build, Steven found happiness after his return at age 14 from seven years as the sex slave of a pedophile, and there is no connection between that made-for-TV drama and last week's sequel, in which older brother Cary confessed to four horrific murders in the vicinity of Yosemite National Park. The world they build is clean, the family normal. But then they wonder, Did Cary kill Uncle Jerry too?

The chain-link gate outside the dusty gray mobile home...

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