Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders

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Judgment Ridge

Mitchell Zuckoff
and
Dick Lehr

Judgment

THE TRUE STOR Y BEHIND THE DARTMOUTH MURDERS

Ridge

FOR

Suzanne

—M.Z.

Family—my sons, Nick and Christian,

and all the Lehrs and Rossis who are their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

—D.L.

Contents

Part I

  1. A Stranger at the Door
    3

  2. Chelsea
    11

  3. An American Dream
    22

  4. Why Didn’t You Jump Him?
    37

  5. Trescott Road
    45

  6. “Susanne? Susanne?”
    59

  7. Snow and Blood
    83

    Part II

  8. The Crew
    93

  9. The Sheaths
    118

  10. Smarter Than Everybody
    129

  11. Dead Ends and College Dumpsters
    152

  12. You’re Just a German
    159

  13. Vasque Boots
    180

  14. Two SOG SEAL 2000 Knives
    198

  15. On the Run
    227

  16. A Chelsea Embrace
    246

  17. Two Graduations
    272

    Part III

  18. Jailhouse Snitch
    285

  19. Something Wicked This Way Comes
    305

  20. “Slit Her Throat!”
    341

  21. Hope and Hopelessness
    357

Epilogue
379

Notes on
Sources
391

Selected
Bibliography
411

Acknowledgments
415

About
the Authors Praise

Other Books by Mitchell Zuckoff and Dick
Lehr Credits

Cover Copyright

About the Publisher

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