By Kathryn Casey
The day earlier than Halloween 2004 was once the final day in the world for revered, popular collage professor Fred Jablin. That morning, a neighbor found his physique mendacity in a pool of blood within the driveway of Jablin's Virginia domestic. Police instantly grew to become their attentions to the victim's ex-wife, Piper, a petite, beautiful Texas legal professional who had misplaced a sour custody conflict and could do something to get her teenagers again. yet Piper was once in Houston, a thousand miles away, on the time of the slaying and couldn't in all likelihood were the killer . . . could she?
So all started an research into the most strange situations Virginia and Texas legislations enforcement organizations had ever encountered: a twisted conspiracy of lies, rage, paranoia, manipulation, and savage homicide that will ensnare a complete family—including lethally shut look-alike sisters—and show the stunning depravities attainable whilst a dangerously disordered brain slips into madness.
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The day ahead of Halloween 2004 was once the final day on the earth for revered, popular university professor Fred Jablin. That morning, a neighbor chanced on his physique mendacity in a pool of blood within the driveway of Jablin's Virginia domestic. Police instantly became their attentions to the victim's ex-wife, Piper, a petite, beautiful Texas attorney who had misplaced a sour custody conflict and may do whatever to get her youngsters again. yet Piper used to be in Houston, a thousand miles away, on the time of the slaying and couldn't in all probability were the killer . . . may well she?
So started an research into some of the most weird and wonderful instances Virginia and Texas legislation enforcement firms had ever encountered: a twisted conspiracy of lies, rage, paranoia, manipulation, and savage homicide that might ensnare a whole family—including lethally shut look-alike sisters—and display the stunning depravities attainable whilst a dangerously disordered brain slips into madness.
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The school’s mandate was to study leadership and to teach students what they needed to know to lead. Students applied as juniors, and the competition was tough, with 150 vying for sixty openings. At first, Fred’s adjustment to working with undergraduates was a difficult one. ” In many ways the Jepson School was a good match for Fred Jablin. He was a man who believed in rules, and it was an institution that studied morals and ethics. Quickly, his office, Jepson 242, filled with framed drawings by Paxton and Jocelyn, and photos of Piper and the children.
Loni, married to a corporate executive, had a master’s degree in social work. She’d landed in Richmond much as Piper did, because her husband’s job brought her there. Their daughters were on the same soccer team, and 52 / Kathryn Casey both their husbands worked long hours. “We met at a soccer game and became fast friends,” recalls Loni, an athletic woman with short blond hair and a wide smile. “We’d hook up in the morning and spend all day together. We were pretty much inseparable from the start.
Chris would always remember watching Piper in the water. “Piper looked so happy, so excited just to be with her children,” she recalls. “I thought that everything must be working out for them, that the move had been good for them. But I never forgot that day when she was pregnant with Paxton, when she sobbed and said she didn’t want to be with Fred. ” 5 V irginia is a conservative state,” a refined man in a blazer and khakis explained one late spring afternoon, sipping iced tea at a round street-side table outside a small café in Richmond’s historic Fan District.
Die, My Love: A True Story of Revenge, Murder, and Two Texas Sisters by Kathryn Casey