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Offsetting those problems, the lawyer argued, is the fact that Roper is highly intelligent, and "clever in the extreme."

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As a condition for cooperating for this story, Allison, David, and Lawrence requested to be identified by pseudonyms out of concern for their family’s privacy, and for fear of breaching a previous agreement they had reached with the landlords of their building. The owner of the Wireless Café failed to return several requests for comment. Matthew Bloom did not respond to phone calls seeking comment. Several calls to the Brooklyn offices of Avalon Abstract also were not returned.



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"In [the doctor's] opinion, hospitalization is not now needed, but intense therapy and medication is," concluded the lawyer. "The defendant is likely, it is reported, to improve with therapy, licit drugs, and maturity."

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