How a Sweet Girl Fell for a Killer

Kowal, Jessica
July 2004
Cosmopolitan;Jul2004, Vol. 236 Issue 7, p132
The article presents the real life story of a Twenty-four-year-old girl named MaryAlice Olmstead-Stephens who fell in love with a killer. Olmstead-Stephens had recently split from her longtime love when she met a smooth-talking con man who swept her off her feet. Olmstead-Stephens was soon to be a divorcée. Six months earlier, her marriage to Dan Stephens had collapsed and she was trying to get on with her life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by making new friends and taking classes in computer animation. Two weeks later, while out with her sister, Olmstead-Stephens met an attractive 31-year-old cell-phone salesman named Rick Clappsy.


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