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Slain reporter stepped off bus into nightmare

She had a significant speech impediment and was painfully shy - an unlikely combination for a budding reporter. Yet Charnice Milton's career took off at Capital Community News. But after three years and 100 reports filed, Milton's life and career was cut short. On her way home from work one year ago, she was used as a human shield and caught amid a violent feud between gang members, and police are still looking for answers.

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