In the court room, across the aisle from Freddy and Mildred was Dorothy (Perry) MacDonald, mother of the defendant. She had a troubled expression on her face. She was not there because she wanted to be, but because her son was being tried for the murders of his pregnant wife and two little girls. Time had not been kind to her, and she had aged far
 too soon.
Surrounded by her family, and MacDonald's friends, some who had come from as far as
California, to offer their support.
It was sad to see two families who had once been so close divided because of such
horrible murders. None of their lives would ever be the same.

Dorothy MacDonald

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