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The shotgun slaying of Bruce and Darlene Rouse

The American dream turned into a bloody nightmare for self-made millionaires Bruce and Darlene Rouse who were shot to death in their mansion while their three children slept. It would be 15 years before investigators’ hunches would pay off and bring the killer to justice.

Today in Crime History: The Shotgun Slaying of Bruce and Darlene Rouse

On June 6, 1980, Bruce and Darlene Rouse were killed in their 13-room mansion in the upper class Chicago suburb of Libertyville. It would take 15 years for the killer–one of the couple’s three children–to be brought to justice.

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