‘One of so many millions gone’: how my cousin’s life was taken from him

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At the age of just 15, Michael was sent to prison for 11 years. On his release, I tried to helped him start again. Why did his story end in tragedy? By Danielle Allen

“Danielle, phone call for you. It’s your dad.” I broke away from a conversation with my husband’s cousins – from glancing, distracted talk about the kids who were playing yards away in their floral sundresses under a soft English garden-party sun. Rising from the picnic table, I took the phone from him and walked a few steps.

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