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Arizona counselor who survived slayings: 'I was his target.' And she was not surprised

Even though the Scottsdale, Ariz., office where they worked was small, the two mental health experts didn't know each other well.

Karen Kolbe, a licensed professional counselor, ran her own practice, and she leased out space to Marshall Levine, a psychiatrist who specialized in hypnotherapy. Therapy work tends to happen behind closed doors, so the pair mostly saw each other between sessions.

Kolbe liked Levine's laid-back attitude. On Friday, before leaving work, Kolbe thought: Levine's the perfect tenant. Such a sweet guy.

Only hours later, around 3 a.m., police arrived at Kolbe's house: Levine's body had

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