Gang Mom by Fred Rosen
(St. Martin's True Crime Library)

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The bed was soaked in blood. Eighteen-year-old Arron Iturra had been sound asleep when someone crept into his room and shot him--execution style. His family was stunned; the police were baffled; and soon the quiet community of Eugene, Oregon would be rocked by the truth behind this shocking crime...

Mary Louise Thompson, dubbed: "Gang Mom" by a local newspaper for her courageous campaign against gangs, seemed to devote her life to being a surrogate mother, offering troubled teens the caring and support they desperately needed. But no one knew that the plump housewife had masterminded a violent local gang--and ordered a hit on Arron Iturra.

Now in an account of riveting psychological intensity, reporter Fred Rosen reveals the uncensored facts of the story he helped break...about kids looking for kicks and the woman who used them in her own twisted scheme of greed, revenge, and cold-blooded murder.

 

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Published December 1, 1998 by St. Martin's Press. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Expanding on his 1997 Reader's Digest article, Rosen (former New York Times columnist) explores the lives of Mary Thompson and the teenage members of her Eugene, Ore., gang--the 74 Hoover Crips. Altho

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Expanding on his 1997 Reader's Digest article, Rosen (former New York Times columnist) explores the lives of Mary Thompson and the teenage members of her Eugene, Ore., gang--the 74 Hoover Crips.

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