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Murder of Innocence: The Tragic Life and Final Rampage of Laurie Dann, the Schoolhouse Killer Mass Market Paperback – October, 1991
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From Publishers Weekly
Transformed into a beautiful woman by plastic surgery, Laurie Dann remained troubled by childhood isolation and unattractiveness; after her eccentricities wrecked her marriage, she became more and more psychotic, eventually going on a murderous rampage that culminated in her suicide. "This account of the complex and highly publicized case is memorable," said PW. Photos.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
One day in May 1988, Laurie Dann swept through the small town of Winnetka, Ill., and before the day was over, one child had died, many children were seriously hurt, people were poisoned, and Dann herself was dead. Trying to make sense of this rampage, the authors of this book, Chicago Tribune journalists who covered the case, have meticulously reconstructed Dann's life. They discovered that although Dann was very seriously mentally ill and plagued with weird obsessions, she had never been proven to have seriously attacked or hurt another person and could not be put under any form of custody without her permission. This is a fascinating, fast-paced, and well-written story that almost immediately engages the reader. The sad truth to emerge is that it is almost impossible to target the truly dangerous person until a day of horror occurs. Highly recommended.
- Sandra K. Lindheimer, Middlesex Law Lib., Cambridge, Mass.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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