By Gary C. King
A lady With a keenness For strength. . .
Kathy Marie Augustine used to be now not out to make buddies. In politics, she rose to the pinnacle via taking part in hardball--and pushing her approach throughout the previous boy's community of the Nevada legislature, emerging to the rank of nation Controller. whilst she died, just a couple of humans shed tears--including the guy who killed her.
A Killer With A Foolproof Plan. . .
Chaz Higgs was once a former body-builder grew to become extensive care nurse who observed prosperous, horny Kathy Marie Augustine as his meal-ticket--until he could not belly her domineering character from now on. while Chaz determined he'd had sufficient, he selected a poison that will go away no facts behind.
Murder Hidden In undeniable Sight. . .
The loss of life of a nationally-known flesh presser made headlines, yet one slip of the tongue got here to the eye of a decided Nevada detective. Now, true-crime grasp Gary C. King takes us into the extraordinary...
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William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3, Act 3, Scene 2 Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy. —Paracelsus, 1493–1541 Preface poi·son (poi’zen), n. 1. —The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition, Unabridged Poison, in one toxic form or another—as well as murder by poisoning—has been around for a very long time. Until the advent of modern toxicological methods of investigation, especially when that investigation’s purpose is to determine the means behind the sudden and unexplained death of an otherwise healthy human being, murder by poisoning was once the preferred method to do away with someone, particularly if the murderer felt that he or she could get away with it.
Her brother Phil characterized her as being too trusting of others at times, which often ended up with her dating, and marrying, guys of questionable repute, often on impulse, only to have deep regrets later. She soon became a single mother and found herself raising a daughter, alone. Like all challenges that came her way, she took the responsibility in stride and did the best that she could. In 1988, when Kathy was thirty-two, the job took her to Las Vegas, where she met Delta Airlines pilot Charles Augustine, sixteen years her senior.
Her charismatic persona, at least at her career’s outset, was difficult, if not impossible, to match. “She would walk into a room and light it up,” said Phil Alfano, her brother, who works as an educator in Modesto, California. ” Although she knew years earlier that she wanted a political career, it wasn’t until 1992 that she really managed to get things under way when she decided to run for a term in the Nevada Assembly, which is the lower house of the Nevada Legislature. It consists of forty-two members, elected to two-year terms without term limits, and each member is from his or her own respective district.