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The long spiral down of Edwin Alemany

From early childhood, Amy Lord’s accused killer gave many warning signs of uncontrolled mental illness

By the time Edwin Alemany was 18, he already had a long, well-documented history of serious mental health issues that included hallucinations, severe depression, and a psychological disorder characterized by hostility and defiant behavior.

He once threatened to blow up his school, occasionally disappeared for 24-hour stretches, and oscillated unpredictably between sweetness and rage.

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