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United States

9 January 2001

New Mexican

Jason Woods was a gifted artist, a guitarist with an IQ of 138. At 16, he was already 6 feet 3 inches with the kind of eyes that melt from blue to green in a moment. He was a tender, kind boy who liked to tease his brother's girlfriend, Sommer Mitchell. One night, when Mitchell's parents were out of town, she brought out her stepfather's loaded shotgun and fiddled with it on her lap. Unaware it was loaded, Mitchell, then 16, playfully pressed the gun to Woods' forehead... (

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