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By Clare Kennedy

Owatonna People's Press

OWATONNA -- When Corrections Officer Andrew Esparza entered cell B on Dec. 15, 2009, he found the walls and furniture scrawled with words. Above the window, the previous occupant had apparently written an informal confession: "When I killed her, I killed me. I wish I killed myself. The pain of losing her is killing me slowly by the day. Without her I am a lost soul. Katie, forgive me and Lord watch over me."


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