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Joseph Randolph Mays Is Charged in Stabbings of Erika Peters and Two Children in Washington

For years, family members feared that Erika Peters's volatile relationship with her live-in boyfriend would end in tragedy, her sister said. The family was so worried that they developed a code with Peters's oldest son so he could surreptitiously communicate with them.

By Matt Zapotosky and Hamil R. Harris

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