Murder in Livermore

july 11, 2003  05:14 pm
Murder in Livermore
Katie Belflower was 17 years old, pale and unpopular, with a reputation for going after other girls' boyfriends. But prosecutors say that once she latched onto Mike Simons, a 20-year-old who was already married to another teenager, she didn't want to let go -- no matter who had to die in the process. East Bay Express staff writer Susan Goldsmith reports, in a story based in part on her exclusive access to videotaped police interviews with the suspects, Belflower and an unlikely pair of accomplices almost got away with one of the most chilling murders ever to haunt the endless East Bay suburbs.

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