A top story today from AOL News contains this passage:
[A]cting successes seemed well in the past by the time a divorced and lonely Blake met Bakley at a jazz club five years ago. They had sex in his truck that night, and she was soon carrying Blake’s child. They were wed in 2000 in a no-frills ceremony at which the bride wore an electronic monitoring bracelet because she was still on probation for fraud.
Gee, and nobody smelled trouble ahead? But this other AOL story, which at first seems bleak, ends on an optimistic note and one can almost hear the music swelling as the end titles scroll:
”You decided to throw Laci and Conner away, dispose of them like they were just a piece of garbage,” Laci’s mother, Sharon Rocha, told Peterson. ”We had to bury Laci without her arms to hold her baby and without her head,” she said, her voice breaking. Peterson, wearing a dark suit and shackled at the waist, stared at his former mother-in-law without expression, chin up.