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  • Christine Paolilla mug shot

    Christine Paolilla's mug shot. She was apprehended at a hotel in San Antonio, Texas, where she had been holed up for months using heroin, and later convicted of killing Marcus Precella, Tiffany Rowell, Adelbert Sanchez and Rachael Koloroutis. Paolilla is appealing her conviction.<p></p><b>Watch the full story on "20/20" Friday at 10 p.m. ET</b>
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  • Miss Irresistible

    Christine Paolilla, with her first wig. At age 5 Christine was diagnosed with a hair-loss condition called alopecia.<br> "She would wake up in the morning and there would be clumps of hair all over her pillow, patches here, patches there," her mother, Lori Paolilla, told ABC News. "And eventually [it] led to where it affected her eyes, so she lost her eyebrows, she lost her eyelashes."<br> <b>For the full story watch "20/20" Friday at 10 p.m. ET</b>
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    Christine Paolilla at home with stepfather Tom Dick, left, and Lori Paolilla, right, during her middle school years.<br> Christine hated wearing a wig, her mother said. "That was devastating. She had poor vision so she had what I guess most folks would know as 'Coke-bottle glasses,' and started being ridiculed by young children," Lori Paolilla told ABC News. "Classmates would come up behind her, pull her wig off her head ... It was so painful to watch."
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    Christine Paolilla as a high school sophomore in 2002. "I can't even imagine really, truly how she was feeling," said her mom, Lori Paolilla. "As a parent, as a mother, the pain of a child ... waking up in the morning thinking, 'What am I going to have to go through today? Who is going to hurt me today?' It was very difficult for her."
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  • Miss Irresistible

    Christine Paolilla in 2003, the year her Clear Lake High School class voted her "Miss Irresistible" -- and the year she and boyfriend Chris Snider committed four murders.
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    Christine Paolilla with mom Lori Paolilla, the day she walked with her graduating class at Clear Lake High School (she did not earn a diploma).
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    Clear Lake High School in suburban Houston, where Christine Paolilla befriended Rachael Koloroutis and Tiffany Rowell, who were a year ahead of Christine. <br> "She genuinely seemed very happy when she started to hang around with those girls," said Lori Paolilla. They were the popular kids and Christine finally felt accepted.
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    Rachael Koloroutis, left, with older sister Tiffany. Rachael was into art and creative writing. <p> "When you first saw Rachael Koloroutis, she just struck you as this beautiful girl," said Jennifer Grassman, a friend. "I mean, she could have been a model." <p> Rachael's father wasn't surprised that the teen took Christine under her wing. "Rachael was the kind of person that always looked out for the underdog, always tried to help others. And because of this affliction that Paolilla had ... Rachael really felt sorry for her," George Koloroutis told ABC News.
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    Tiffany Rowell was a talented actress who dreamed of becoming a social worker. <br> "She came home one day so excited," remembered Christine Paolilla's mother, Lori Paolilla. "'Mom,' she said, 'I made two new friends who are the sweetest girls I ever met.' I said who are they. She said, 'Rachael and Tiffany.' ... She couldn't speak highly enough about them. How much fun they were. How loving they were, how they had so much fun."
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    A note between Tiffany and Christine. Lori Paolilla said daughter Christine trusted her new friends, and even "felt OK without the wig on with them, which is not something that she did with many of her friends."
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  • Trust Fund Killer

    The victims, from left to right: Marcus Precella, Tiffany Rowell, Adelbert Sanchez and Rachael Koloroutis. On the afternoon of July 18, 2003, Christine Paolilla, 17 at the time, and boyfriend Chris Snider shot the four dead in a suburban Houston home.
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    Christine Paolilla later married Justin Rott. Rott told police that Paolilla admitted to going to the house to participate in a drug heist, and when Snider started shooting she didn't hesitate to join in.
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    George Koloroutis created a Web site to publicize the investigation of the quadruple murder. The site featured drawings by renowned sketch artist Lois Gibson. The images also appeared on billboards along Houston freeways, which may have prompted a crucial tip to police.
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    Christine Paolilla's boyfriend, Chris Snider was charged with capital murder. He committed suicide when he learned that police were on his trail, leaving Paolilla as the lone defendant in the quadruple murder case.
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    George Koloroutis, left, with daughter Rachael.<br> To supplement the police investigation, Koloroutis printed fliers, sent out mass mailings and went door to door, raising more than $100,000 for a reward in the case. He worked with police to release the composite sketches of the potential suspects and he posted them on more than a dozen billboards along Houston freeways. <br> "He was able to think with his head when all I wanted to do was think with my heart. But George never gave up," said Ann Koloroutis, Rachael's mom, in an exclusive interview with "20/20."<br> "I thought that would have a really meaningful and loud impact on the community," said George Koloroutis of his efforts. "And it would ... make these killers come out from hiding."
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    By 2006, Christine Paolilla and husband Justin Rott were both heavy heroin users. The pair holed up in a hotel room in San Antonio, shooting drugs day after day, month after month. <br> "She never left that room one time," said Rott. "The whole, over-nine-month time, the only time I ever left was to get food or drugs." <br> She stayed in the room until the police came for her. <br> "It almost looked like a murder scene inside this hotel room," said Houston Police Sgt. Brian Harris. "There's blood on the wall, hundreds of needles, used needles on the ground, boxes of brand new needles ready to go and then, literally, about 80, 85 needles lined up on a dresser with heroin inside 'em. It reeked." <b>Watch the full story on "20/20" Friday at 10 p.m. ET</b>
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