Quotes of the Week: 'She Went to Help Him and He Shot Her for It'

PHOTO: Michelle Miller, seen her in this undated photo, was found dead in the home of an Army staff sergeant on April 7, 2013.
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From the mother of a Sandy Hook victim giving the weekly White House address to a terminal cancer patient getting her dying wish, click through to see the stories that you may have missed this week.

PHOTO: Michelle Miller, seen her in this undated photo, was found dead in the home of an Army staff sergeant on April 7, 2013.
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'She Went to Help Him and He Shot Her for It.'

The father of a teenager who enlisted in the Army Reserves and was apparently killed by the sergeant who recruited her said his "smitten" daughter rushed to the officer's side because she feared he was suicidal.

"He shot her," Kevin Miller told ABCNews.com, choking up. "She went to help him and he shot her for it."

Michelle Miller, 17, left her Rockville, Md., home at around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday night after receiving a text message from someone in her reservist platoon about Staff Sgt. Adam Arndt, according to her father Kevin Miller.

Arndt, 31, had recruited the Rockville High School senior to the Army Reserves, which she enlisted in to help pay her tuition for Arizona State University.

Miller rushed out of her house believing that Arndt was suicidal and told her family she had to help a friend. Her father asked her to send the exact address, but he only received one vague message from her.

"She went there [and] she dropped off the radar for us. She wouldn't answer the phone, texts, nothing," Kevin Miller said.

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PHOTO: Rep. Anthony Weiner announces his resignation from Congress in this June 16, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City; the former Congressman recently announced he is considering a run for mayor of New York City.
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'People Are Much More Forgiving of Errors Relating to Sex Than Those Relating to Money.'

Can infamous Twitter user and disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner make a political comeback and be elected mayor of New York?

Most political experts surveyed by ABCNews.com believe he could.

"People are much more forgiving of errors relating to sex than those relating to money," said Mitchell Moss, a longtime New York political analyst and professor at New York University. "He can run as the outsider."

Weiner, 47, resigned from Congress in 2011 after tweeting lewd photos of himself to women and then publicly denying that the photos were of his body parts. He later confessed that he had taken the photos and sent the messages to women who were not his wife.

Now, Weiner is taking steps to reenter a political race with wife Huma Abedin -- who is an aide to Hillary Clinton -- by his side.

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PHOTO: Mary Beth Brutsman, who was diagnosed with terminal throat cancer, always wanted to attend the Rose Parade in Pasadena, so her family brought the parade to her in Arizona.
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'To See It Up Close, Feel It, Smell It... They Brought It to Me.'

With doctors saying she has just weeks left to live, MaryBeth Brutsman's family helped the Arizona grandmother fulfill a lifelong dream -- with a little creativity.

Brutsman, 67, had always dreamed of attending the annual New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, but when she was diagnosed with terminal throat cancer shortly after Christmas, her family knew she might not be around to experience the 2014 parade.

That didn't stop them from bringing all of the traditions of the parade -- complete with hundreds of flowers -- to Brutsman in Phoenix.

"It was a complete surprise. I never expected to have my family entertain me like this," Brutsman told ABCNews.com. "To see it up close, feel it, smell it ... they brought it to me."

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PHOTO: From left are David and Francine Wheeler, who lost their 6-year-old son Ben in the shooting, Katy Sherlach and her father Bill Sherlach, whose wife Mary Sherlach was killed.
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'To Us, It Feels as If It Happened Just Yesterday.'

In a message traditionally reserved for the president, Francine Wheeler, whose 6-year-old son Ben was among the 20 students and six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary last year, delivered the White House's weekly address this week, urging the country to come together to support measures that proponents say will alleviate gun violence.

"As you've probably noticed, I'm not the president. I'm just a citizen. And as a citizen, I'm here at the White House today because I want to make a difference," Wheeler said. "I've heard people say that the tidal wave of anguish our country felt on 12/14 has receded. But not for us. To us, it feels as if it happened just yesterday."

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PHOTO: California police are investigating an alleged murder confessed anonymously in this meme posted on Reddit.
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'This May Be a Hoax and It May Be Real.'

California police are investigating an alleged murder, confessed anonymously on the Internet and brought to the authorities' attention by citizen sleuths who believe they uncovered the poster's identity.

The San Diego Police Department is picking up where users of the popular website reddit.com left off, working to confirm if indeed a murder actually took place and if so, who is responsible, police spokesman Lt. Kevin Mayer said.

"This may be a hoax and it may be real," Mayer said. "We received a tip and our Cold Case Unit is investigating it like any other tip. It may be a hoax, but it's always a good idea to report this kind of information. Sometimes it's the one thing that breaks open a case."

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PHOTO: Dr. Eric Kress testified before the Montana Senate that he has helped three patients die, urging them not to outlaw physician-assisted death.
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'What Kind of Man or Doctor Am I?'

Dr. Eric Kress has been a family physician for 26 years, but he will never forget the terminally ill patient who called him a "coward" for hesitating to prescribe him lethal medication that would ease his pain and help him die.

The man was a "rugged individualist," dying a "hard death" from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord and eventually ends in death.

In 2009, the Montana state Supreme Court ruled narrowly in Baxter v. Montana that state law protects doctors from prosecution when helping terminally ill patients die, but it fell short of addressing the larger question of whether physician-assisted suicide was a guaranteed right under the state constitution.

But on Thursday, the Montana Senate gave a preliminary nod to a House-passed bill that would criminalize physician-assisted suicide. If it passes two more readings, HB 505 could soon be on the desk of Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat.

Kress has become the public face of that raging debate, testifying in the legislature and writing an April 7 column in the local newspaper, the Missoulian.

"This man affected me," Kress wrote about the man with ALS. "What kind of man or doctor am I? Am I just going to sit idly by watching a proud man suffer and die, or am I going to be brave and do what it takes to help people at the end of life? I spent many sleepless nights pondering this question."

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PHOTO: Left, Pablo Picasso's 1913 "Nude Woman in an Armchair (Eva)," one of the paintings Leonard Lauder, right, has donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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'It Would Be Difficult to Ascertain a True Value.'

Cosmetics billionaire Leonard Lauder, heir to Estee Lauder, bequeathed a jaw-dropping collection of rare Cubist art, which Forbes values at $1.1 billion, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is staying mum on the value of the 78 pieces.

Lauder, 80, donated works from Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, and Fernand Léger, from "one of the foremost collections of Cubism in the world," the Met said.

It's one the largest donations ever to the Met, said Maria Di Mento, staff writer with the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Whether it's the largest and what it's worth is a subject for speculation.

Brian Roughton, Heritage Auctions' Director of American and European Art, said Lauder's collection is priceless, and wouldn't be surprised if he read a "sensational" headline valuing the collection at $2 billion.

"When they give a value of a collection, the biggest problem with something like that is most of these paintings are irreplaceable," Roughton said. "It would be difficult to ascertain a true value."

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