Alice Snodgrass was worried about her friend Nicki Alexopoulos. Worried about a threat from within her family.
“When she went silent, when she wasn't on Facebook, that was an indication that something was wrong,” Snodgrass says.
So, she drove 200 miles to check on Nicki. But as the two of them were catching up in the living room of Nicki’s home in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood, the “threat” showed up at the door. Nicki’s 38-year-old son, Patrick Alexopoulos, barged in with a 9 mm gun and a demand.