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Grieving father hopes to turn loss into lesson

Slaying moves him to teach

Outside Malcolm Astley’s home in Wayland, a swing tied with a coral-colored ribbon hangs from a tree branch, a delicate reminder of the years his daughter Lauren spent playing in the quiet, wooded yard.

Inside are framed photos of her as a newborn, a toddler, a young tennis player. One collage shows her maturing through the years, but then stops, the last two slots blank.

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