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14 June 2011

Houston Chronicle (Texas) / AP

DEXTER, Maine — While known at school as a fun-loving kindergarten teacher whose students made ice cream and tie-dyed shirts, Amy Lake was living a nightmare at home as she sought to protect herself and her children from an estranged husband who threatened to take a knife to her and do things "you wouldn't do to farm animals," records show. After being held at gunpoint a year ago, Lake and her children moved from home to home. When they moved to Dexter, she stopped... (

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