"Today, Cindy and I ran away and killed an old lady. It was lots of fun." (Shirley Wolf's journal, June 14, 1983)
Shirley Wolf and Cindy Collier met in a juvenile detention center and had known each other for only a few hours when they decided to escape and randomly kill a stranger.
They would go to a senior condominium center in Auburn, California, where they would seek an elderly victim.
They would find one in the 85-year-old Anna Brackett. They entered her home under the ruse that they needed to use the phone to call their parents.
The girls would brutally murder the elderly woman in a crime so shocking that deputy sheriffs were initially in denial that two young girls would commit such a crime.
But how did they get to the point mentally where they could commit such a horrid act?
This is the story of how they got there.
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Sophomoric writing, terrible narration