It had been a horrible day. And people in the neighborhood were doing their best to recover. One mother was about to share some good news with her family when her son saw a flashing light in the window. Another was busy grounding her niece when she noticed the police car pulling up across the street. A woman was planning a rendezvous with her lover when she saw a young man being taken out of his house. Within moments, everyone had heard, the son of one housewife was suspected of strangling the daughter of another. Yes, it had been a horrible day. And the thought occurred to one old woman, the days ahead could be worse.