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Murder suspect has history of preying on weak

Murder suspect Michael Briggs is led out of court in Schenectady on July 2. (Stacey Lauren-Kennedy/Gazette Photographer)
Murder suspect Michael Briggs is led out of court in Schenectady on July 2. (Stacey Lauren-Kennedy/Gazette Photographer)
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It was November 1996 and a 20-year-old Michael Briggs needed money. Actually, he didn’t really need the money, he told a state parole board years later. He could have asked his family. He also had a temp job. Instead, he attributed what happened next to “psychotic thinking.” Briggs broke into a house in Roosevelt, Nassau County, and encountered a 12-year-old boy. In the middle of his demands to the boy to show him where the ...

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