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On brutal journey, teen left his mother a note

'I had to go out by my means,' officials relate

By Lisa Wangsness and John R. Ellement
Globe Staff / February 7, 2006

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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Moments before embarking on a multistate flight that ended in a shootout and death in the Ozark Mountains, Jacob D. Robida frantically penned a note to his mother that declared ''I had to go out by my means," authorities said yesterday. (Full article: 976 words)

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