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Texas cheerleader murder (Events)

"A woman in Texas hired a hit man to take out the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival, so, you know, I'm pretty much willing to consider anything. Where do you keep your gun?"

Geez. Some parents. I mean, there are stage parents, and then there are really, really overbearing parents who are totally living vicariously through their children's accomplishments. One has to wonder what exactly would cause a mother to become so invested in her daughter's cheerleading career that she would plot a murder. And here's where it gets really twisted — because it wasn't bizarre enough already. Wanda Webb Holloway was upset that her daughter, Shanna, hadn't made the cheerleading squad, so she plotted to kill Verna Heath, the mother of Shanna's rival, Amber, so that Amber would be distraught and perform poorly at the tryouts. Yeah, because that says, "I love you, sweetie!" like nothing else. Veronica is soured on the human experience (huh...what else is new?) and refuses to give Mason the benefit of the doubt, because once cheerleaders go bad, where else can the world go?

3.13 "Postgame Mortem"

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