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A life broken, a life missing

Splintered past, erratic behavior preceded horrific jail cell confession by Lynn father

Ernesto L. Gonzalez Jr. was arraigned yesterday in Essex Superior Court in the case of his missing son. Ernesto L. Gonzalez Jr. was arraigned yesterday in Essex Superior Court in the case of his missing son. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
By Maria Sacchetti and John R. Ellement
Globe Staff / December 12, 2008

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LYNN - After a long day of yard work, Ernesto L. Gonzalez Jr.'s neighbors were relaxing on the back porch when they heard the sound of smashing glass. Then they heard screams coming from the three-decker next door. (Full article: 1286 words)

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