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Old December 24, 2012, 13:23   #7
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I know one of the guys who was killed. He was a jolly kid in school, and a dedicated fireman and policeman. He leaves behind a family. I'm having a tough time right now, it's not going to be a very merry Christmas for me.

The killer, I have been told (but not confirmed in news) was recently released from prison for killing his mother with a hammer.
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