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Today in Crime History: Christopher Hightower Kills Family of Three

On September 20, 1991, the evil inside the mild-mannered commodities broker erupted in a spate of violence that would stun the town of Barrington, Rhode Island, and the nation. For on that day, Christopher Hightower went on a bloody killing spree that culminated in the brutal death of his former friend, patent lawyer Ernest Brendel, along with Brendel’s librarian wife, Alice, and the couple’s eight-year-old daughter, Emily.

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