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Emotional Toll: When Friends, Family Members Become Suspects

Published: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:02pm
Updated: Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:26am
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When law enforcement officers arrested Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. on suspicion of being involved in some of the shootings along I-10, his dad had a strong reaction. He called the person who said his son was the freeway shooter “a moron” and that it was “preposterous.”

How are people impacted when their friends or family members become suspects? Daniel Sullivan, a psychologist at the University of Arizona, explained the reaction.

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