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“21” “21”

One Day My Life Was Completely Normal And Then…”
by Radha Stern
THEN article submitted 2014

One day my life was completely normal. I was making lunch for my brother, Abram, who was visiting me from New Jersey, and my best friend, Bettina, when the doorbell rang. I answered it, with my apron on, to a man from the Sheriff’s department. He informed me that another officer needed to speak with me, and told me to call a number he handed to me.

With the Sheriff’s officer looking over my shoulder, I phoned and heard someone say “coroner’s office” on the other end. I could barely speak. A voice informed me that my son was dead…that he had been shot four times by his school roommate during an argument about dishes. Continue reading ““21” “21””