When Stephanie Erends went out to celebrate her 25th birthday with her best friend Alicia Ernst, nobody expected one of them to kill the other, but that’s exactly what happened.
This is a story of jealousy, drug fuelled paranoia, a close friendship turned toxic and of course, murder.
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