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«Oh, my God!» she cried. «He stabbed me! Help me!»

One neighbor shouted, «Let that girl alone!» Mr. Moseley hurried back to his car, parking it farther from view, and then returned to find Genovese lying near the back of her building. «I came back because I knew I’d not finished what I set out to canada goose outlet germany do,» Mr. Moseley later testified.

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