William D. LaRue is an award-winning journalist and former reporter and television critic for The Post-Standard in Syracuse, New York. He recently retired as an online producer for newspaper websites owned by Advance Local. A native of Potsdam, New York, he received a bachelor's degree in English from State University College at Potsdam and a master's degree in communications from Syracuse University. His published books include 2015's "CANDY: True Tales of a 1st Cavalry Soldier in the Korean War and Occupied Japan," co-written with his father, Kenneth J. LaRue; and 2018's "Captain Puckett: Sea Stories of a Former Panama Canal Pilot," co-written with Kenneth P. Puckett. William, a father of two, lives in a suburb of Syracuse with his wife, Kathleen.
A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back
A STRANGER KILLED KATY is the true story of a Syracuse, New York teenager's life cut tragically short in 1986, the criminal and civil cases that followed, the trauma the crime inflicted on the family, and the fight by a grieving mother and others more than 30 years later to ensure that the killer would spend the rest of his life behind bars.