Best of 2013,
A twisted tale of teenage love and cold-blooded murder in Hollywood, Florida.
For detectives, the killing at first glance must have seemed an all-too-common crime: another dead thug, likely felled by the same drug culture that had left him homeless and broke. Yet Savage's life and death — as told through hundreds of pages of police records, text messages, and interviews with his family and itinerant friends — were far more complex.
Notes from all the stories we read this week, including the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed and Matter.