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Sheryl Crow

Prelude To Horror

Prelude To Horror

As a small circle of friends celebrated his freedom at a barbecue in July, Joshua Komisarjevsky brooded, burying himself in a bottle of whiskey. State probation officers had removed an electronic monitoring bracelet less than 24 hours earlier, bringing an end to his four-year prison term for multiple house burglaries. Komisarjevsky, then 26, should have been basking in his newfound independence at the party organized by a childhood friend at his Cheshire home on Friday, July 20. But he was hardly in a partying mood. Komisarjevsky, friends said, was heartbroken that his 18-year-old girlfriend -- the one he liked to photograph during their sexual exploits in the restroom of a Manchester...