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Sean Sellers

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He took his last dig at us. ... It is very presumptuous that he would know how we would still feel.
--
Stepsister Noelle Terry, as quoted in "Man Who Killed 3 as Teen Is Among Pair Executed" in Los Angeles Times (5 February 1999)

 
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