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Fatal Reaction

What happened?

Veronica Smith was found dead at her home on Friday night. Her husband, George O'Connor, and her 10-year-old daughter, Haley Smith, had just come back from a Father-Daughter Dance when they discovered her lifeless body on her bed.

Veronica's head was covered by a plastic bag, and there were no signs of a disturbance at the scene. A note was found on the bedside table next to the body, which contributed to initial impressions of suicide.

Veronica's husband was adamant that she would never kill herself, and detectives at the scene that night observed some things that didn't seem quite right. Further investigation turned up evidence that this case wasn't what it first appeared to be.

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