Family Betrayal: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 5 Based on a True Story
by GiAnna Moratelli
"My brother's gonna do something, I don't know what. My mom's yelling at him, saying Matt don't." A woman's pleading can vaguely be heard in the background. There's the pop of a gun, then silence. A door slowly creaks. The cool, collected, 14-year-old Mindy Rodgers, that had been on the telephone to 911, suddenly terrified, screams a high pitched scream, "Matt, no, don'-" The telephone goes dead.