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It was a great big mystery that had to be solved," said Ruth Yudkoff, 57, a white-haired woman who works as an assistant principal of an elementary school in Gaithersburg, Md. "It would have been perfect for the movies, only it was real, and we had to solve it."

The great big mystery was: Who seized the Grand Marnier bottle, smashed it against the wall, and then used the jagged remnant to tear out Louise Pickering's throat? The police had charged Charles Day Terry, 17, who worked as a...

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