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Old 10-20-2009, 12:21 AM
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Reader's Digest story from the 70's where a man deliberately shot his own son

Any references for what this Reader' Digest story title was? IIRC the son was on drugs and threatening his mother and the father decided to kill him. Pretty tragic story.

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Old 10-20-2009, 06:26 AM
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Here is the book and the movie that was made from it.
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