At 12 years old, Sarah Perry woke to a fight in her home. When she got the courage to leave her room, she found her mother, Crystal Perry, brutally murdered. It took more than ten years for the killer to be found and she tells her story in a new memoir, “After the Eclipse.” Perry spoke with reporter Kelley Bouchard, who shares her thoughts on the difficult responsibility of covering both brutal violence and personal stories. Also in this episode, Greg Kesich and Bill Nemitz take a few moments to untangle the case of the missing Waterville pit bulls, who allegedly escaped from the shelter the same hour they were ordered to be euthanized.

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