Profile Emerges from Probe of Workplace Killings

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The typical workplace killer is likely to be a 37-year-old single man who has been with a company at least four years. His attack is often a final, self-destructive act that follows personal problems in his life and at work. Often, he has exhibited a temper that has worried co-workers and bosses. And he doesn't kill at random. Most workplace killers harbor grudges and know exactly whom they're looking for. These are among the findings of a USA TODAY investigation into employees who kill, an investigation that also found employers' lax attitudes toward . . .

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