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Crime history: Woman raped, killed as New Yorkers watched

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On this day, March 13, in 1964, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was raped and stabbed to death in Queens, N.Y., while dozens of people failed to respond, leading to a study of the "bystander effect." Genovese was returning home from her job as a bar manager at about 3 a.m. The assault lasted 35 minutes. A front page article in the New York Times described how witnesses heard or saw parts of the...

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