In almost paradise, new york times bestselling author Kieran Crowley, who has covered the Ammon case from the time it broke, recreates the three tumultuous lives that intersected fatally in East Hampton that fall. And he chronicles the charmed life and tragic death of Ted Ammon, whose money and status couldn't save him from the machinations of those around him and his ultimate brutal demise.
He tracks generosa's lonely transformation from angry teenager—orphaned, unwanted and abused—to temperamental Manhattan artist and Society Wife. She stood to make millions, but it wasn't the money that made Ted's friends suspicious: Generosa Ammon had a history of violent outbursts and bizarre obsessions.
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On october 22, 2001, handsome multimillionaire financier Ted Ammon was found bludgeoned to death in the magnificent East Hampton mansion he'd built with his beautiful—and volatile—wife, Generosa. But when generosa discovered Ted had a mistress, her demons were unleashed.
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On one occasion when robert had tried to choke Gail because he caught her smoking, she filed a police report. She also alleged that he tried to kill her cat because he was jealous of it. He was from a well-to-do family, a medical student who spoke five languages fluently, a skier, and he even flew an airplane.
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A cold mastermind had ordered had ordered Kim to be bound, gagged and left in the freezing basement of an abandoned house, hoping to extract ransom from her father. But on her way home in the early morning darkness of that Ash Wednesday, Kim was abducted-and her mysterious kidnappers would be the last people to see her alive.
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Burned alivewhen the fire was extinguished, all that was left of the lovely coed were her charred, lifeless remains. Ash wednesdaybeautiful, bubbly, 20-year-old Kim Antonakos was returning to her New York City apartment after a night of clubbing with a friend.
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. In 2002, authorities finally captured her. A case that shocked the american military communityfor three months, a jury would hear graphic testimony delving into the sordid details of Michelle's swinging sex life as the happy veneer of the Theers's marriage was quickly peeled away. Army staff Sergeant John Diamond.
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On the surface, marty and Michelle Theer appeared to be the perfect married couple.
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But police, despite subsequently discovering Jeannie’s charred remains in a small Virginia town, refused to question the man most likely linked to the brutal crime. Deadly goals explores the devastating details of pernell jefferson’s past, the disturbing nature of his crimes, and the impassioned cries for justice from Jeannie’s family at a pace so compelling that True Crime fans won’t be able to set down this must-read from seasoned author Wilt Browning.
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It was the first in a series of shocking twists that exposed Marie Hilley as a cold-blooded chameleon capable of the most sinister of crimes. A mesmerizing portrait of an american murderess with “a genius for deception, ” Poisoned Blood is “one of the most riveting true-crime stories in memory” Publishers Weekly.
Four years after frank died, Marie’s daughter, Carol, began to experience debilitating stomach pains. Pretty, smart, and pampered, audrey Marie Hilley grew up in a small Alabama town believing she was entitled to the best of everything. The young woman was near death when the horrifying reality finally emerged: Marie had poisoned her husband with arsenic and was attempting to do the same to her daughter.
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The hit man's getaway driver was the other woman, Adriana Vasco.
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. Bryant, 45, told his two young sons in the spring of 2003.
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A month later the husband and father, who was away on a business trip when the bodies were found, is accused of the killings. The book has also been used in college-level criminal justice courses to explain and illustrate the legal concept of reasonable doubt. But why? a successful businessman and devoted member of a fundamentalist religious group, David Hendricks has the total support of his extended family.
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