The Nation

A Vietnam veteran drugged his girlfriend's three children, then shot to death all four before torching their home in Lebanon, N.H., and killing himself in an apparent murder-suicide pact foretold in a letter the couple mailed to a newspaper and a TV station, police said. The letter from Michael Dean, 43, and Caroline Hull, 32, suggested that Dean, a Vietnam Navy veteran, was angry because he thought the government had treated him unjustly. A poem ended with: "Please remember me, I'm the American vet--and widow and children."

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