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A girl With a fondness For energy. . .

Kathy Marie Augustine used to be now not out to make neighbors. In politics, she rose to the pinnacle through taking part in hardball--and pushing her approach during the outdated boy's community of the Nevada legislature, emerging to the rank of nation Controller. while she died, just a couple of humans shed tears--including the guy who killed her.

A Killer With A Foolproof Plan. . .

Chaz Higgs used to be a former body-builder grew to become extensive care nurse who observed prosperous, attractive 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 might go away no facts behind.

Murder Hidden In undeniable Sight. . .

The demise of a nationally-known baby-kisser made headlines, yet one slip of the tongue got here to the eye of a made up our minds Nevada detective. Now, true-crime grasp Gary C. King takes us into the extraordinary...

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She wanted more than that out of life, and her fiery enthusiasm for politics was soon reignited. In no time at all, it had taken center stage in her life once again. Kathy dreamed large, and it was no secret that she knew how to work a crowd, either to her own benefit or to the detriment of an opponent. 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.

She seemed to enjoy flying back and forth across the country, but it soon became clear that her being gone all the time had begun to take its toll on her first marriage, which was short-lived and ended in divorce. According to her brother Phil, Kathy seemed naïve in handling her relationships, particularly when they involved marriage. But she married again and, like with the first marriage, she found herself in divorce court a short time later. Those close to her seemed to think that it was the job that made it difficult for her to hang on to a husband, and while it certainly may have been a contributing factor, the problem lay deeper in reality.

Charles, with three children of his own from two previous marriages, legally adopted Kathy’s young daughter, Dallas, and they all lived together in a large house in the upscale Huntridge Circle community in Las Vegas. At first Kathy’s marriage to Charles Augustine seemed to be a good fit. For several years they lived the good life in Sin City and seemed truly happy, and as Las Vegas’s real estate prices began to escalate, they soon found that their beautiful home had a market value of nearly $1 million.

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